The Stitch Sampler scarf is a good project to learn some different stitches. After working the sampler scarf, any one of the individual sections would make a nice scarf. Putting together three scarves makes a shawl and seven scarves makes a throw.
Finished Measurements: 6" width; 72" length
Yarn: 450 yards of worsted weight
Needles and Notions: US 8 or US 9 needles, cable needle, 2 ring markers, yellow marker, row counter, safety pin
Gauge: 4 stitches = 1" in garter stitch