Beautiful scarf, I love the stitch pattern. As for the long tail cast on on the other pattern, I recommended it because of it's elasticity and it goes very well with the scarf. LTCO is my favorite and unless a pattern calls for something else, I usualy use it. I find the knit cast on to be too stiff for my taste. But if it's your preference, then by all means, go for it!
Tabitha and the Shelties
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"Did you hear of the pregnant cat who ate a ball of yarn? She had mittens!"
"Went to my doctor, he told me I needed more fiber. So I stopped at the yarn store on my way home."
“SABLE- A common knitting acronym that stands for Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.”