This was a fun scarf to knit with a 12 row repeat. The lace pattern is in the first 8 rows and rows 9 - 12 are garter stitch.
This yarn bled heavily when I blocked it, but I like the variations in the hues more after it had a good bath. It has hints of olive, plum and golden tones dispersed throughout the browns. I bought beads for the fringe and played around with those for a good while but wasn't pleased with any of it ~ the yarn and pattern were nicer without them.
Blocking using dental floss wasn't much different then just using pins. I don't think it turned out any differently then had I blocked using pins alone.