Very nice!! What size knittin' sticks did you use?
I used 6.5mm needles, but the main thing is that it gave a tension that wasn't too tight or too open.
The yarn is probably no longer produced. It's called "como: italian style by wendy" (wendy being the brand-name), it's 100% cotton and the ball band recommends using 6.5-7.5 mm needles, to give a tension of 18 stitches and 22 rows to 4". I have no idea what my tension was.
Probably the most important thing about the yarn is that it's quite soft and the ribbon is fairly wide, but thin - if that makes sense. If the yarn were stiffer, the scarf would have been very different. This yarn by Katia looks similar, though the colouring is different:http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=Katia+Spray&Cat=ALLY&ProductType=5&Count=56