A little sparkle, a few beads and a yarn goes from how-lovely to must-have. (Click on any of the photos to make them larger.)
That's where I was at with ArtYarns Beaded Rhapsody (85% silk with glass beads, 15% mohair and metallic). It's as expensive as you would expect: 175 yards goes for a little over $40.
$42.50, to be exact. But it's got sparkle! And beads! A person needs this yarn.
Alright, so 175 yards. "Scarf!" that yarn said to me in its sultry, mohairy voice. It also said, "Simple lace pattern, just a whisper of yarnovers." Given that there is variegation both in color and texure, beads, and mohair all at once, simplicity is the only choice. This yarn is the star of the show, not whatever pattern.
1 ball ArtYarns Beaded Rhapsody
Cast on 29 stitches.
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: *yo, k3, (sl 1, k2 tog, psso), yo, k1, yo, k3 tog, k3, yo, k1*; repeat from *
Repeat Rows 1 - 2 until you run out of yarn. Bind off.
Block to open up the lace pattern, if you like. I prefer this one as is.
One more thing: be careful who you let model the scarf for your blog. She will ask for the scarf, if maybe you wouldn't mind. You will give the scarf to her with a joyful heart.