A scarf is one of the easiest items to knit so it is especially good for a beginning knitter to start out making. One must make sure that the scarf turns out long enough since it is often easy to make a scarf too short.
A scarf can be made in any color or texture. You can make a scarf of many colors or a plan scarf that is just one color all the way through. Many colored scarves can add much to a wardrobe so you can look different everyday.
A nice thick scarf will help keep you warm in cold weather. Cotton, wool or silk will help add warmth more then an acrylic or artificial yarn. If you want a scarf for warmth a natural fiber is better. Cotton or silk are more comfortable to wear then wool since wool can be itchy.
Acrylic can be more colorful and easier to keep clean since it can be simply washed in a load of laundry. Acrylic is easy to wash and easy to care for. Many yarns are made of acrylic and it can be a comfortable type of yarn if you are not sweating. It is also easy to find at just about any craft shop.
Scarves can be made in many different patterns but some patterns are harder to knit then others. If you are a beginning knitter you should choose a pattern that is easy to knit. When you are just starting to knit it is important that you do not get frustrated with a pattern that is too hard. An experienced knitter can choose a more challenging pattern if they wish but they should also take care not to get frustrated with a project that is too complicated.
Any season can be scarf season since you can wear them in the summer as well as the winter. A summer scarf is a light weight thin scarf that is made of a lightweight cotton or silk. A winter scarf is meant to keep you warm so it is made of a thicker yarn that is wool or cotton. Winter scarves can be made of other materials but they are thicker then a summer scarf.
Making a scarf can be a fun and easy project since you do not need to count as much as you would for other projects. Take a look at the neat scarf patterns that you can get for free at http://www.knittinghelp.com/free-patterns/categories/scarves-shawls