This scarf starts with a provisional cast on and is knitted flat with the short ends grafted together at the end. If you prefer you can do a regular cast on and cast off then sew the ends together.
Wear this scarf as one long loop or wrap it around your neck twice for a cozy scarf. If you prefer a smaller cowl just knit it shorter before joining.
This is my first design using an Alpaca Select yarn and I loved it. Some of their yarns are pure alpaca and some are 50% alpaca/50% acrylic. I didn't thin I'd like the acrylic/alpaca blends but I loved them too. This scarf is knitted in Cusco which is a pure alpaca dk yarn and it's so soft and silky to knit with. I've got some balls in a gorgeous pink colour and I cast on yesterday for a winter accessory set using it. More about that in the next post.
Why not knit it as a present for a loved one or even better as a present for yourself.