I plan on knitting a pair of fingerless mittens out of the same yarns. They won't take nearly as long as the scarf.
As promised, here's the recipe:
This scarf can be done in two widths, the small scarf is 4 ¼ inches wide and the large is 5 1/2 inches. Both are 78 inches long.
Yarn: Two 300 yd. skeins of contrasting fingering weight yarn. Do NOT try to match the yarns – make sure that there is a LOT of contrast. If the yarns “match” you won’t be able to see the chevron pattern.
Needles: US 5 straights or circular
CO 36 (48).
With Color A do 4 rows of Reverse Stockinette. (Purl one row, knit one row, purl one row, knit one row.)
With Color B:
Row 1 – K2tog 3x (4x), K f&b 6x (8x), K2tog 6x (8x), K f&b 6x (8x), K2tog 3x (4x).
Row 2 – Purl
With Color A:
Row 3 – Knit
Row 4 – Purl
Repeat Rows 1 through 4 until scarf is 77 inches long or until you are sick of knitting, whichever comes first.
End with Color A – 4 rows of Reverse Stockinette.