Look ma, I can do entrelac!
Well, what do you know, this wasn't quite as hard as I
thought feared it would be:
OK, it's a little wonky, but hopefully blocking will sort it out.
The pattern is Alison's Entrelac Scarf, as modified by the KnittyOtter (with many thanks to Alison and KnittyOtter, and to Cookie, who pointed me to the pattern and tutorial). Also, I began with garter stitch squares instead of st stitch triangles, per a pattern in Knitted Shawls, Stoles, and Scarves by Nancie Wiseman. Maybe seed stitch next time, I'm not sure yet. Possibly there will also be tassels.
The yarn is Paton's Soy Wool Stripes, color Natural Plum, knit on US 9's. I have four skeins, so hopefully I can make a nice-sized scarf. I'm not sure yet who this is for, I was bitten by the entrelac bug for some reason (something going around?) and had to learn how. Actually, I think it was the other way around -- I read how so many people loved this yarn, bought a couple of skeins, and then searched for patterns to go with it. It seemed perfect for an entrelac scarf. Had to run back for 2 more skeins, it sounded as though the original 2 would not be enough.
This is so much fun, I have been distracted from two other WIP's that are so close to being done. One is the second Falling Water sock (just a few toe decrease rounds left), and the other is finishing the bind-off on yet another Moebius scarf (which is nothing but a big blob while it is still on the needles). Hopefully those will both be finished very soon.