Head over to Grosgrain for a free pattern for making a neckerchief scarf. It’s a short scarf, but there’s a loop on one of the ends that you can pull the other end through, so it’ll stay nice and snug around your neck. You can make them from old sweaters, so you can have a knit scarf without actually having to knit it. (This is a huge plus for me, since I’m pitifully inept with knitting needles.) Go to the pattern.
[photo from Grosgrain]