I love Gap's cowl scarf:
It seems like the rest of America loves it too because it's sold out. I wanted a simple cowl like this but in a bright color.
So I wrote an easy pattern.
Needles: Size 13
Yarn: Any bulky weight, 200 yards
Crochet Hook: optional for border
Needle to weave in ends
With waste yarn and provisional cast on method, cast on 15 Stitches
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Rows 3-177: Work in Seed stitch, *k1 p1, repeat from * to end
Row 178: Purl
Row 179: Knit
Undo the provisional cast on and Kitchener stitch ends together.
An optional crochet border can be added.
This is the perfect cowl to keep you warm over the holidays.