It's Catherine Earnshaw merino and is beautifully soft, other than warmth, possibly the most important attribute in a scarf. Having said that I can put up with hairy and scratchy yarns myself if necessary for some sartorial reason. Shoes that rub would have to be top of my Hate to Wear list, or knickers that ride up (most distracting).
This may or may not go into the present stash, probably not as it's so scrummy. And let's face it, I could do this pattern in my sleep; and there will be more I'm sure. I find the combination of stitches very relaxing for some reason, I've said before how I find counting in fives very calming. In fact I don't really know why I don't do a throw in this pattern.
So there you are, I've set myself up with a project for autumn; something stashbusting as well which is always good.