Thank you to everyone for the kind comments!
I'm bad...while working on the scarf I entertain myself by wishing bad luck for the person who stole version 1! I also imagine thief wearing scarf and being asked where it came from..."Oh, I stole it at Heathrow."
Both of my daughters are of the opinion the thief thought the scarf came from Ireland :roflhard:
The pattern is from Allyson's Darn Yarn. Pattern name is Julie. I downloaded it for $4.95. Yarn is Patons Decor (color is Aran and 75% acrylic/25% wool - my sister said it was very warm.) If you want to see some very pretty patterns (not just scarves) go to www.darnyarn.net ...guaranteed you'll find a lot to like!