Well hello. I'm knitting a scarf as winter will eventually arrive in old Sydney Town (though our winters are quite mild).
I thought I'd share the pattern as it's quick and easy:
What you'll need
300 grams (10.5 ounces) of 8 Ply (wool is best).
1 pair of 8mm needles (US size 11)
1 cable needle (doesn't need to be big as your needles).
C8B-slip next 8 sts onto cable needle and place at back of work, K8, then K8 from cable needle
C8F-slip next 8 sts onto cable needle and place at front of work,
K8, then K8 from cable needle
Cast on 34 sts
Row 01 (RS) P5, K24, P5
Row 02 (WS) purl
Row 03 P5, K8, C8F, P5
Row 04 purl
Row 05 P5, K24, P5
Row 06 purl
Row 07 P5, K24, P5
Row 08 purl
Row 09 P5, K24, P5
Row 10 purl
Row 11 P5, C8B, K8, P5
Row 12 purl
Row 13 P5, K24, P5
Row 14 purl
Row 15 P5, K24, P5
Row 16 purl
These 16 rows form the pattern.
Repeat until work measures approx 230 cm (90.5 inches).
Cast off (bind off) loosely in part omitting any cables.
Weave in loose ends.