I used this yarn for a shawl, and I've used it for crocheted edgings to knitted shawls. The yarn itself is soft and like you mentioned, has a mohair-y "halo" to it, and it gets even softer after washing. It's nice that it's easy to care for. I can't wear mohair so I liked this as a substitute. The only problem I had was--and maybe it was just this batch--was that I used 6 skeins of this on my shawl, and EVERY ONE of the 6 skeins was knotted together to join yarn, which meant weaving in A LOT of extra ends I didn't anticipate. I use Lion Brand yarns fairly regularly because I don't have a LYS nearby, and I've NEVER had this happen with any of their yarns, even when I used a different color Jiffy yarn, I never had skeins knotted together. I hope I don't scare you off by telling you this, but I thought you should know. Hopefully, it was just my experience. The main color (5 skeins) I used in my shawl was the "El Paso" colorway (a very pretty fall-like color scheme) and I edged it with one skein of the "Wine". It came out very pretty and the recipient liked it--the effect was a mottling of color and not striped which is what I had hoped for.
What color did you wind up buying?
I'm sorry about your previous project and having it curl up. Mulene, I really like that scarf pattern--thanks for sharing!