I have been in love with this scarf for a while and wanted to get the pattern for it. The problem is that it's a Japanese knitting book.
I knew I would have a lot better chance of finding it in Seattle than in Ithaca. So when I was in Seattle I went to the Big Uwajimaya market south of downtown. Inside is a book store, Kinokuniya. It is loaded with knitting and crochet books.
Unfortunately, they didn't stock the book I wanted but I picked up a couple of others. I didn't have a lot of time as I was with my siblings who were a little impatient. But my brother did actually help me find some cute little pattern books.
The great thing about Japanese knitting books is that all the patterns are charted. So I haven't had any problems trying out one of the crochet stitches I was interested in. Just follow the diagram.
Now as for my original quest, I ended up ordering it from Yesasia.com. I'll let you know if it was worth the $30.