I made this scarf using this free pattern for a Check Stitch Scarf from Coats and Clark.com. They have so many great looking patterns on their site. I wanted to make a warm thick style scarf for Mrs. Sayuri with a feminine feel to it. I think this pattern fulfilled those requirements. She likes it a lot. If I did it again I might leave out the slits for pulling the scarf through, which I originally thought I would really like, but I ended up thinking it might have been nicer without.
This pattern took almost 1 1/2 skeins (around 5-6 ounces of worsted weight yarn) of Bernat 100% acrylic yarn. The packaging didn’t have a name for the color but I would call it a wine color. It is very soft and warm. The pattern is very repetitive, so once you get the stitches down it’s a very portable project – I just repeated the pattern til I got to the specified length. You could really make it as long as you wanted though.
Level of difficulty is listed as Easy – perfect for beginners.