It's a lovely self-patterning Noro Matsuri yarn but I only bought 2 skeins, which at 145 m per skein would yield enough yardage for a summer scarf.
I tried a few different patterns but none of them really worked. I tried...:
1. ...crochet using double chain and larger needles (6.0)… it was too loose and like a rag.
2. ...knitting the Midwest Moonlight Scarf… but the pattern competed with the beautiful color changes of the yarn. This pattern would work well with solid colors.
3. ...knitting a simple lace pattern over 45 stitches… but it was a bit too wide for summer and I was in danger of running out of yarn
4. ...casting on 27 stitches over this simple repeat: K2, yo repeat, k1 Purl all stitches. However, after a few inches, I hated the curling created by the pattern.
Finally, I found Palette and knit away. Voila! The pattern doesn't curl, the pattern is lacy enough to be airy but dense enough to have some structure, the yarn's color changes are shown harmoniously, it's the perfect length for a scarf and I had minimal yarn left over.
Looks like after a few false starts, the stars aligned after all.