I started knitting just last month, and I'm only up to making scarves so far. I saw the Celebrity Scarves book in my library when I first started and immediately took it out. I can see why it would be useless for an experienced knitter, but for a beginner, it's perfect. The instructions are easy to figure out, and right now, all I know how to do is the garter stitch! (I don't even know how to read a pattern yet.)
I made a scarf much like the one Daryl Hannah wears on the cover -- I was very taken with the "shabby chic" look of it.
I used four types of yarn: Sirdar Snowflake Chunky Magic in shades of off-white, oatmeal and brown; Homespun in Roccoco (beige); Gedifra Chapello in off-white; and Modea Dea Flip in Mohave (this is a tan fun fur with tan and brown flecks).
I cast on 20 stitches and used size 17 needles (I'm keeping track of all my knitting so far in my PDA!). I also used some elongated stitches as described on KnittingHelp.com.
I love that there are so many shadings and textures of yarn in this scarf. I had a lot of fun making it, and figuring out which yarns to use (what would look good together), and the scarf always gets admiring comments when I wear it. However, I didn't do fringe on it -- because I got so carried away and made it so long, I'd be stepping on the fringe if I added it!
For the more experienced knitter, a scarf like this might be a good way to use up your scraps! Check out the book cover on Amazon.com