Sampler Scarf - Pattern

I've been working on a number of sweaters in fingering-weight yarns lately, so for a change I decided to whip up a big, soft, squishy scarf. Last month I received Mrs. Crosby Carpet Bag in midnight aubergine in my monthly Yarnbox - just perfect for a gorgeous, drapey cowl. 

This is knit all in one piece with some alternating stripes in Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico in opal and Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere in larkspur lane. This was a super quick knit using any simple stitch I could think of off the top of my head. 

MATERIALS:

Size 9 circular needle
Color A - Two skeins Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play Carpet Bag in midnight aubergine.
Color B - A small amount of Jade Sapphire silk cashmere in larkspur lane
Color C - A small amount of Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico in opal
(NOTE: You can substitute almost anything for the latter two yarns - you just need something in a similar weight (or that can be worked with two strands held together) that will stand out against the Mrs. Crosby.)

GAUGE:

Four stitches to the inch in stockinette stitch
(NOTE: Gauge is not critical for this pattern.)

PATTERN:
Cast on 120 stitches

First lace band:
Join ends, and work in the round

With A, work three rows of seed stitch:
Rnd 1: k1, p1, repeat to end of round
Rnd 2: knit the purls, purl the knits
Rnd 3: Same as Rnd 2
Then:
Rnd 4: k1, *yo, k1; repeat from *, end k1
Rnd 5: knit
Rnd 6: k1, *k2tog; repeat from * to last st, end k1
Rnd 7: k1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last st, k1
Rnd 8: repeat Rnd 7
Rnd 9: knit

Alternate band: With B, knit two rounds using two strands held together

Second lace band:
WIth A
Rnd 1: knit
Rnd 2: k2, p2, repeat to end
Rnd 3: repeat Rnd 2
Rnd 4: p2, k2, repeat to end
Rnd 5: repeat Rnd 4
Repeat rnds 2-5 once more, then
Rnd 10: knit

Alternate band: With C, knit two rounds

Third lace band:
With A

Rnd 1: knit (make one stitch at end of round - 121 stitches)
Rnd 2: k1, *yo, k3, yo, k1; repeat from * to end
Rnd 3: knit
Rnd 4: k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, *k3, sl1, k2tog, psso; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2
Rnd 5: knit
Repeat rnds 2-5 once more, then
Rnd 10: knit

Alternate band: With B, knit two rounds using two strands held together

Fourth lace band:
With A
Rnd 1: knit (decrease one stitch - 120 stitches)
Rnd 2: k5, p5, repeat to end of round
Rnd 3: repeat Rnd 2
Rnd 4: p5, k5, repeat to end of round
Rnd 5: repeat Rnd 4
Repeat rnds 2-5 once more, then
Rnd 10: knit

Alternate band: With C, knit two rounds

Fifth lace band:
With A
[NOTE: Work this band loosely.]
Rnd 1: knit
Rnd 2: p2, *yo, p4tog; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2
Rnd 3: p3, [p1, k1, p1] into next st, *k1, [k1, p1, k1] into next st; repeatfrom * to last 2 sts, p2
Rnd 4: knit
Repeat Rnds 2-4 twice more

Alternate band: With B, knit two rounds using two strands held together

Sixth lace band:
With A
Rnd 1: knit (make 1 stitch at end of round - 121 sts)
Rnd 2: p1, *k2, p1; repeat from * to end
Rnd 3: repeat Rnd 2
Rnd 4: repeat Rnd 2
Rnd 5: purl
Repeat rnds 2-5 once more

Alternate band: With C, knit two rounds

Seventh lace band:
With A
Rnd 1: knit (make 1 stitch at end of round - 122 sts)
Rnd 2: k1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, poos; repeat from * to last st, k1
Rnd 3: knit
Repeat rnds 2 and 3 three times more

Alternate band: With B, knit two rounds using two strands held together

Eighth lace band:
With A
Rnd 1: knit (decrease two stitches - 120 sts)
Rnd 2: k1, *yo, k1; repeat from *, end k1
Rnd 3: knit
Rnd 4: k1, *k2tog; repeat from * to last st, end k1
Rnd 5: k1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last st, k1
Rnd 6: repeat Rnd 7
Rnd 7: knit
End with three rows of seed stitch:
Rnd 8: k1, p1, repeat to end of round
Rnd 9: knit the purls, purl the knits
Rnd 10: Same as Rnd 2

Bind off loosely

FINISHING:
Block using spray method
Pin down on blocking board and allow to dry completely