After much inner debate, I chose this Portfolio Scarf by Erika Flory to knit with my hand spun merino yarn. The pattern calls for a sport weight yarn and my yarn is a light fingering weight, but with this pattern, I think I can just continue adding garter stitch and lace stitch sections until it is the size I want. The yarn is knitting up nicely, I think. The color repeats look good and the texture is soft and pleasant to touch. I'm happy!