mentioned needing some mindless knitting to give my poor brain a rest from cable knitting. Here is a very easy reversible knit/purl unisex scarf pattern, you can almost do it blindfolded or in your sleep! This will be great for those last minute Christmas gifts. I love this Seeded Rib pattern from BW2 p7, it is totally reversible which makes for a great pattern for guy or gal. The pattern is adaptable to nearly any type of yarn, just use the appropriate needles for the yarn and adjust the number of stitches you cast on to get the width you need. You would need to cast on a multiple of 4 stitches plus 3 (such as: 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63, etc.).
Stitches used in this scarf include:
Seeded Rib Pattern, BW2 pg 7
Seeded Rib Easy Reversible Scarf
Using ~400 yds of worsted weight yarn and US8 needles, cast on 35 stitches.
Row 1: K3, * P1, K3 *
Row 2: K1, * P1, K3 *, end with P1, K1
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until desired length. Bind off.
It looks almost like true ribbing when worn. I actually knitted this one with 2 extra edge stitches (don't ask me why). My scarf came out to be about 6.5 inches wide and nearly 6 feet long.
Slightly stretched to show the gently undulating "ribbing" of the pattern. It makes a soft easy stretch scarf, not stiff at all like some true ribbings can be.