anyway, after I steeked it, I did the edging, which took a while, but was not as tedious as I feared, even over 800 stitches of i-Cord cast off. And now it's done.
I left off the last half repeat (1 set of "beans") and I'm glad I did, because this scarf is both very wide and very long. It's lucky it looks good on both side, because it really likes to show the "wrong" side, or at least it did while we were taking these photos.
I'm just relieved that Melbourne's weather has been unseasonably warm - I was quite concerned, given that I started this winter set so late, he would end up cold, but the weather right now is balmy. And I'm only a day from finishing the hat, and then winter can bring its worst.