I casted on 26 stitches with size 8 needles with Red Heart Soft. It is approximately 5 1/2" x 36" and be wrapped one more time around the neck.
The pattern is
Row 1: *k2, knit into back of next stitch, purl 1*, until the last 2 stitches, k2.
Repeat this row the entire length you want the scarf. It took roughly 3 oz.
I'm not certain what happened to the color with the first two photos. The photo below is more what the color looks like which is Grape.
OK, so it's not much as far as making things this year, but I'm going to do my best to get a lot more accomplished in 2017.
Happy New Year, everyone!