OK - so I got a bit more brave!
Grey rib scarf was next - plain grey at the request of my boy. Cleckheaton Country 8 ply Merino.
Next one was with the most beautiful wool Morris Empire Superwash Merino. I was making it for a mate who lives in New York (Colder winter than ours!) but.... half way through I was told that I wasn't allowed to give it away because the Boy liked it too much and wanted it for himself.