Aren't these scarves great! Every gal on my Christmas list is getting one. They are created using Premier's Starbella yarn.
Here's a link to the needles that I am using. I got mine at Joann's the other day. I believe they are on sale again in the flyer that starts tomorrow. If not, there's always the coupon. :) Since they're only 16" needles, there's nothing really in your way.
The pattern for these quick scarves is at the Premier website. I don't remember how many stitches it calls for, but I used 8. It seems to give a great ruffle. Notice that the yarn itself is like a ribbon. You open it up, as you can see close to the top of the pink scarf. You can find a video on their website. They also have one for crochet. I tried to crochet the second scarf I did, but I didn't like the way it flowed and found the each row to be a little heavy. So, I ripped it out and started again.
Don't know how to knit? It's easy! And now with the internet, there's so many videos and tutorials that anybody can do it. I haven't previewed either of these resources, but, if they're no help, a little google search can bring up a bunch! LOL!
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There's plenty of time for you to make a bunch of these for the holidays! Have fun!