I made another scarf for my wife this year for Christmas. This time I chose Lion Brand Hometown USA Cleveland Brown and Los Angeles Tan Super Bulky yarn. It took me about 8 hours to make the scarf, partly because I used 3 different kinds of stitches to make it. I used a regular stitch for the white part, then for the brown I used a ribbed stitch.
But once I got to the center of the scarf, I used an alternated ribbed stitch, just to add interest. It's hard to see it in the picture.
She loved it!