Crikey! Thank yoooooo for your lovely comments! My friend received it in the post this morning and loved it, so that's all fine and dandy
Renna - I used just slightly more than one skein, I think it would have been fine with just the one but I did a couple more repeats - that yarn costs £6.50/skein here in the UK so you could make the scarf for about $12-ish? I love this yarn so much, it's super soft & scrummy.
feministmama - yes, it's a really straight-forward knit - and so nice to see it taking shape! One I got my head around what the different stitches were, it was cool - although not an easy pattern to memorise :??!
In hindsight, I should have used bigger needles to CO and BO to make it a bit looser at the ends too. I definitely want to make another, so I'll put it right then. Please post a picture when you've done yours!