My friend in Finland knit up this beauty with yarn I sent her for Christmas (Mountain Colors aplaca/wool blend). I knew it would tempt her away from her studies! I'll let her explain the pattern and such (hope she doesn't mind!)
"As promised, a picture of the scarf I knit out of the yummy yarn you sent me. The picture is not really showing of the structure of the scarf very well, but it is a sort of fishtail pattern. I don't know the name of it, I took it from a German magazine, and it was not specified with a pattern name. But it reminds me of fishtails, and since the yarn is from you, living in a fishing community I find the description suitable. I chose the pattern based on my desire show of the colour changes that happen in the hand dyed yarn. I tried a more elaborated cable pattern, but it ate up the colours completely. The scarf is about 2 m long, and took almost all of the yarn."
Anyhow...can you believe it's Friday the 13th AND a full moon... how cool is that!?