I often like to knit up scarves to give as gifts for Christmas, they are quick to make and can be a lot of fun when and challenging when you choose one with the right stitch and textures.
Last year I was into lace knitting and made a few lace scarves for my sisters and good friends, they loved them and I saw them wearing those scarves often which was really satisfying! So I am busy knitting a few more this year for them again, this time using mainly cabled stitches!
Really loving this site for the great range of free patterns. Free scarf knitting patterns