When I cast on a charcoal alpaca/acrylic blend yarn with a second strand of black wool for a scarf for Son #2, I experimented with mistake rib in different widths. I wanted an urban look, something to match his black leather jacket or his London Fog trench coat. I knitted and tinked, changed needle size, knitted and tinked. It just wasn't working.
I had made a blue moss stitch scarf for myself in December and have been very happy with it, so I decided to just check out a moss stitch with the yarn combination.
I like it.
I think Mike will like it, too.