This scarf pattern was designed by Denise Cozzitorto and was originally published in Stitch ‘N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller. (The pattern can also be downloaded as a pdf from Patons Yarns if you register as a member. Warning: their site can be scary slow.)
Anyway, on to the pretty:
The yarn is taupe Lion’s Cotton-Ease, which is 50% cotton/50% acrylic. I know, I know… but the acrylic makes the cotton softer and drapier and very nice to work with. I learned how to crochet with this yarn and I like it very much, though I wish it came in more colors.