This pattern has a lot going for it. It's super simple (I knit it all at the office or in the car) and is completely reversible. I would choose it again, especially for handspun yarn. It would also look good in one of those Noro yarns that have the ridiculously long color changes.
This scarf goes into the gift basket - it's a birthday gift for someone in 2009. I'm fairly sure she doesn't read the blog, but just in case, I'll be circumspect.