Using a great yarn like this...and using large needles US15 or bigger...a garter stitch scarf is interesting and the results are fantastic!
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Flamme, a thick/thin soft yarn:
Big needles, garter stitch and a fantastic interesting yarn are a great combination for a quick, beautiful, not-too-expensive scarf!
A little goes a long way!
The big needles create an open, airy, almost lace-like, garter stitch scarf!
My adult daughter learned to knit recently, and she purchased a wine colored Silky Flamme from the LYS. Using big needles and garter stitch, she created a scarf that was fantastic! The knitting wasn't beyond her ability from the technical standpoint. Knitting with such a fabulous yarn kept her interest, and the big needles ate through the yarn quickly! Voila! Scarf done in days. She was so proud.