alda from knitty. to make it a bit longer, i cast on 450 stitches (7 times!!!). i am now the cast-on queen. if i were to do it again, i would do the same cast on, but i would do a k2tog decrease to create a looser ruffle and an even longer scarf. i did not do the i-cord ties because claudia didn't like them. very frilly, girly scarf. i used about twenty percent of the five accent skeins and then about thirty-five percent of the sixth (because you do a ruffle on either side with that color)... so i think i can get two more for the other girlies if i reconfigure the colors each time.