This was a gift I made last year for Christmas for my friend Teresa. It is a fairly quick and simple project that you can finish in a week or so – even faster if you devote all your time to it on a weekend or a day off.
circular needle: US 13 – 9.0 mm
yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Barley, 2 skeins
Cast on 131 stitches, join at the end making sure the stitches align and there are no twists on the needle. The pattern is very simple:
row 1: knit 1, purl 1
row 2: purl 1, knit 1.
Repeat rows until desired heights is achieved. The final measurements of my scarf were 10 inches wide, 60 inches long. You can find additional info on my Ravelry page.