Since then, I have modified the pattern to have a more defined “weave” look with a nice border. The original was a 2×2 basketweave w/ no borders. This is a 3×3 basketweave with a 3 stitch garter border.
It’s a classic pattern so it’s adaptable for guys and girls (a tip: use solid, darker colors for the dudes. you have a little more color freedom for girls).
Yarn: Classic by Ella Rae (100% wool yarn; worsted/10 ply; a cheaper alternative to Cascade 220)
Needles: Size 8
Dimensions of finished scarf: Appox 5′ long and 6″ wide.
Cast on 36 stitches. (You can make it narrower/shorter by using another number divisible by 6)
Rows 1-4: K36
Rows 5, 6, 7: K3, (K3, P3) 5x, K3
Rows 8, 9, 10: K3, (P3, K3) 5x, K3
Repeat these 6 rows til happy with length of scarf.
Last 4 rows: K36
You can find it on Ravelry under “Three by Three Scarf“