Here are 2 more examples of Shizuku. You can see that it also works well with variegated or semi-solid yarns.
Tomo knit this one using Malabrigo Yarns Silky Merino. The color is called Indiecita. She made is for a friend's birthday gift and she told me her friend loved it. I think the silk content makes this a scarf a pleasure to wear around your neck.
I have been saving this yarn for a special project. It’s Buckwheat Bridge Angoras, 70 Mohair Kid & 30% Cormo, 250 yards. It is a natural indigo dye and produced entirely with solar power. I purchased it at NYS Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck 2009.
I knit to 34 stitches for the widest part and then started decreasing. I used 220 yds and had 30 yards left over. After blocking, this scarf is much longer than the original Shizuku. It's so soft and I love the color. This may be a hard one to part with.
I have been enjoying seeing everyone's version of Shizuku on Ravelry. It's a really quick project and there is still plenty of time to make one for a holiday gift. I already started another one for a birthday gift.