This scarf was knit on size 8 needles, casting on 47 stitches and knit in a "mistaken rib stitch" throughout. It's very simple, just knitting and purling. I used three skeins of Lion Brand Amazing Yarn in Cobblestone, which is self stripe (wonderfully less expensive verison of Noro) and two of a khaki color in Cascade 220 wool. I love Amazing yarn. It is half acrylic and half wool, so I like to pair it with a soft natural yarn to cut down on the acrylic-ness a bit. This knit up as a luxuriouly long scarf, could be a great full cowl if the ends were sewn together.