Knitting level: intermediate
Ingredients: 100 grams of 12-ply (that's 'aran' or 'heavy worsted' or 'triple knitting' for the Americans) brushed mohair and one pair of 9mm needles.
Cast on 20 stitches (note, must be an even number).
Set up row: Knit one, *bring yarn forward, slip as if to purl, then with the yarn remaining forward knit one (thus creating a double loop). Repeat from * to last stitch, bring yarn forward, slip as if to purl.
All remaining rows: Knit one, *bring yarn forward, slip as if to purl, then with the yarn remaining forward knit two together (which still creates the double loop). Repeat from * to last stitch, bring yarn forward, slip as if to purl. Don't be phased by all the words; just do it and it will make sense and it will be the most simple and fastest rib you have even made (as you never actually have to complete a purl stitch - EZ hated purling and invented a multitude of ways to avoid it). The main thing is to ensure at the end of every row you have exactly 20 stitches in the pattern of a single on each end and a pattern of single, double loop, single, double loop, etc in between, and all will be well.
Size: My scarf ended up being 245 cm or 98 inches in length and 15 cm or 6 inches in width, which is very respectable for a mere 100 gram skein. I cheated a little by tugging the length as I knitted but in retrospect it did not even require that.
Text and images copyright Margaret Bozik 2006