I love this scarf! The pattern was easy to follow and really works well with the variegated yarn. I ended up with a great sized scarf for using only one skein of yarn. It did take me a couple tries to get the faux cable stitch to work right. But that all happened because I don't read - the directions are correct and actually very clear. I'm just one of those people that rush ahead without reading instructions.
I did try a number of different stitch counts for the cast-on to see if the pooling would change much. It did change a little when I decreased the stitch count, but not much. I didn't really want a wider scarf and I liked the way the yellow zigzags up the scarf so I went with the 34 stitch cast-on as written in the pattern. I'd definitely knit this one again.
Pattern: Aubergine by Irishgirlieknits (on Ravelry)
Yarn: Socks That Rock Heavyweight
color: Saratoga; one skein (I used all 350 yards)
Needles: addi TURBO Needles - US# 8 (5 mm)
Width: 5 inches
Length: 85 inches
Gauge: I didn't check
Notes: I followed the pattern as written; cast on 34 stitches