I'm a basic easy knitter so I love to find patterns I can adapt to make scarves. I found this diagonal rib pattern and hope you will find it fun to knit.
I took the pattern and played with it in order to do a bulky man's scarf in Patons Rumor(5 weight)- an alpaca blend. I am using two strands and #19 needles with 14 stitches that gives me about a 5'' width. You can adapt easily.
For the edges I'm doing a sl1 but could have added K2 or K3 for a different look at the edge.
It looks great!
Cast on as many stitches as you like multiple of 4 plus 2 if using a slip stitch edge, or plus 4 or 6 if using 2 or 3 knit stitches as the edging.
Knit one row
1 and 2 rows sl1( or edge stitches) K2, P2 until the edge stitch(es) then Knit them.
3. Do the edge and then K1 p2,k2 K1 and then the edge
4. Do the edge and then P1 K2,P2 P1 and then the edge
5 and 6 rows. Do the edge and then P2,K2 and then the edge
7 As 4
8. As 3
Repeat the 8 rows until you reach your length.
It goes fast and gives a distinctive diagonal pattern.