I took a knitter's "speed test" last year. Ack. The more I tried to knit faster...the worse it got!
I do better when I'm not trying to knit FAST!
Anyway, on to some help: if you are using a worsted weight yarn: with a US15 needle and garter stitch...cast on about 16 stitches and away you go! This creates a very lacy appearance!
Very nice! I've knit about 4 scarves like this!
In this scarf, I held a strand of dk cotton together with a "flag yarn".
(Flag yarn is a string with thingies on it!)
Here's the blue one:
If you want to use a bulky wt yarn, go up to a size 17 or 19 needle! And cast on just 12 stitches! And away you go. My daughter is working on these type of scarves for gifts right now! She's smokin'!