I finished my linen stitch crochet scarf and thanks to all your helpful comments it is now long enough. And, if I do say so myself, rather pretty.
I went with the colour most of you suggested, although I think its a bit different than it showed up in the picture I had taken but I really love it. It’s not the same as the colours in the variegated yarn but its a really nice contrast. I don’t think I would have been brave enough to pick that yarn if you hadn’t suggested it so thanks everyone!
I decided against the fringe in the end because I don’t think it needs it and I did make the colour block ends long enough that it really doesn’t need the extra length either.
Also does anyone find that certain stitches are so much easier to weave ends in than others? I always dread that part but the linen stitch actually made it really easy. Anyway, I love the scarf, and I’ll definitely be making more things in linen stitch but will hopefully make sure I have enough of whatever yarn I pick before I start next time!