I cast on my scarf yesterday, and got a good start.
I'm using two strands of Wendy Peter Pan yarn held together throughout. It's a very soft yarn, and knits easily.
The pattern is "Ben's Scarf", which is no longer available on the internet. I found it with the Wayback Machine though (internet archive search).
This is one of my favorite patterns for men's scarves. Every time I've made one, it has been appreciated.