I set out to purchase the only gold/metallic yarns I could think of, which are by Berroco. I drove one town over only to discover the local yarn shop had closed.
Luckily at Michaels Crafts I found a metallic by Patons called Brilliant. I'd seen it many times but never thought of using it for any of my projects. So, Brilliant it is. What I had in mind at first was a fan stitch but after about 8 rows, I knew it would take much too long and I was not crazy about the way it looked. I was sure of one thing though, for a quick scarf, I needed yarn overs, yarn overs, yarn overs. So here it is, a popular and simple pattern with garter stitch rows and a row using 2 yarn overs on size 8 needles.
I am happy and pleased with the way it looks. The metallic gold alone will make Aunt Velma happy.
I am about 1/4 of the way through.
I took this picture a little too close but at least you can see how shimmery it is.
Final decision, to fringe or scallop...