I've never knit anything for a boy before, especially one that I've been dating. I think it's because of the "Boyfriend Sweater Curse" - I didn't want this to be a scarf that would end our relationship or something silly like that.
What prompted the idea to knit him a scarf was the topcoat he bought to wear to with his suits this winter: the coat didn't button all the way up and required a scarf to stay warm. I knew that if I wanted to guarantee that he would wear it, the scarf needed to be a "manly" scarf. And what could be more "manly" than charcoal gray and a thermal-like stitch pattern?
The best part? On days when it's colder than he thought, he gets upset that he left his scarf at home since he said it keeps him nice and warm.
2 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick-N-Quick - Charcoal
US 15 straight needles
2 sts = 1"
CO 20 sts
Thermal Stitch Pattern
Row 1: K
Row 2: K
Row 3: K 2, P 2
Row 4: K 2, P 2
Continue in pattern until scarf is 58" or to desired length. BO and weave in loose ends.