I've talked about my disappointment with the way this scarf design (or more accurately, the colors) turned out before. The practical problem was that the reverse stockinette section was curling badly... blocking did fix this for the most part. I did not want to crochet the edges, since it would ruin the effect of the horizontal striping. The slip-stitch edge still poufs up a bit, but that has been deemed acceptable.
I've also discovered that lace shawls are darn hard to photograph; I will try again tomorrow.