The yarn is a sock yarn - I don't have the ball-band with me so I can't tell you the brand - but the fiber content is a washable wool and it feels like it has a small amount of nylon in it. I found the yarn at a shop in South Dakota and I loved the color so bought it to make something for myself.
Sock yarn? Isn't that made just for socks?
Absolutely not! Sock yarn is a wonderful weight for crocheted accessories and garments. I had used this pattern before in lace-weight yarn, but wanted something a little heavier so it's working out great.
The pattern is from the book Crochet One-Skein Wonders. If you're not familiar with this book, it's a collection of patterns from many designers so each one is unique. All patterns can be made with one skein of yarn and the patterns are grouped by yarn weight. The scarf pattern I'm using is in the lace section and it's called Bristleberry Scarf; the designer is Mike Horwath. The pattern is a six-row repeat that's easy to "read" and remember - so it's the perfect project to bring to a meetup.
Thanks for the tips Joy, can't wait to see the finished scarf!