Here's a quick little project for all my knitter friends. I found this pattern in my Knitting For Dummies book. I tackled it because it was simple and it would allow me to practice my increasing and decreasing. I used a long self striping yarn, everyday yarn from Deborah Norville, found at JoAnn Fabric's.
The pattern itself is super duper easy:
Cast on 30 stitches.
Row 1: Increase the first stitch, knitting front to back, continue to knit, and knit last two stitches together.
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat until desired length. I did 65 inches. The pattern said anywhere from 65 to 80 inches. The scarf will knit on a diagonal, and with the striping yarn, it gives a neat look.