I'm knitting this from Dave's lovely Cabin Cove Journey Scarf pattern. I had to remove most of the moss stitch on the edges. In the Lion Brand Cashmere Blend, it was coming out WIDE - 12.5 inches, and I was running out of yarn too fast. So I've eliminated all but two moss stitches on each edge, and I'm zipping along on the new scarf that I cast on at 9:48 p.m. last night. Isn't it lovely? When this project is over, I'm definitely making one of these for MYSELF.
The L.B. Caszh is very soft and sproingy, nice to work with, and machine washable! You gotta love that. It's a blend of mostly merino, a percentage of cashmere, and some acrylic something-or-other. I got mine late last year with a 25% off coupon at JoAnn.com.
A few tidbits about the scarf program. If you go to orphan.org, you will find the full press release about the program, with suggestions and rules. Any yarn is acceptable. There is a line of Lily Chin yarn that has come out? will come out? I'm sketchy on the details, but it's a superwash merino, and starting this year, they're calling it (in red) the official yarn of this project.
Another little detail that had at first escaped my notice is that the program suggests that you put a little tag on your scarf with your name and city (and group with which you're affiliated, if any - I guess that means if you're doing this through your stitch'n'bitch group or your church group - that sort of thing), so the recipient feels like they have been given a gift from a "friend far away."
My additional idea is if you're putting a tag like that on, then why not put a tag with washing instructions? I wonder if the tags will get there in one piece, but it's a thought.
Now, please excuse any typos or worse-than-usual grammar. I'm late for work!