I used a really chunky yarn for this scarf and it is REALLY warm! I added cute pockets to make it adorable, to give my fingers a home in the middle of the COLD Canadian winters and to make it Canadian Flag esk.
In this scarf I learnt the “knit 1 below” (k1b) stitch and I absolutely love the look of it. Even thought I’m knitting horizontal lines the k1b makes vertical lines in the knit. Essentially, you perform the same knit stitch as you would when performing the stocking stitch, but you do so into the loop below the knit on the needle. This was a perfect next step stitch to learn as a new knitter, it was simple and added to what I already knew.