Needles: US size-11 circulars
Yarn: 3 skeins (200 yds each) of Ella Rae’s Amity yarn in colorway 115, which is a green and blue mix, but not variegated. It’s made in India, 75% acrylic/25% wool.
I knit this with two strands held together. I cast on 26 stitches (because 26 is a multiple of 4, plus 2). I slipped the first stitch purlwise on every row and knit the last stitch on every row. Over the middle 24 stitches, every “right” side consisted of *K1P2K1* repeated for the whole row. Every “wrong” side consisted of *K2P2* repeated for the whole row.
When the two skeins from which I was knitting ran out, the scarf was about 4 feet long (unstretched). I was able to find only one more skein of this yarn at my LYS, so I joined it to the scarf-in-progress by knitting from both ends of the skein. When I had only enough yarn left for one more row, I cast off in pattern. The final measurement: almost exactly 6 feet long and 6 inches wide (unstretched).
All that remained was weaving in the ends and getting a photo (displayed on blog post 12/25/10). The yarn is mostly acrylic, so it didn’t require washing and blocking to be perfectly wearable.
The combination of the large needles, doubled (therefore superbulky) yarn and pattern: a squishy, stretchy scarf that doesn’t curl and is perfectly masculine.