I've knit three scarves for the Special Olympics. I'm pleased with the way they turned out. The yarn - brand and colors - was specified, but knitters and crocheters can use any pattern they like.
The first one I made was garter stitch mitered squares. I like the way I turned the squares so the center stitch, where I did double decreases, zig-zags up the scarf.
The second one is all in double seed stitch, with large sections of white and four sections with blue stripes. The striped sections alternate two rows of blue and two rows of white. I like the effect that gives.
The third one is mainly garter stitch, but with a slip-stitch pattern every eighth and ninth row. It has a right side and a wrong side, but I like the way both sides look.
I did all of these pretty fast - bought the yarn on Tuesday, finished them on Saturday. Since I'm retired and I'm too lazy to do much housework or yardwork (besides, a wheel fell off the lawnmower and I need help to get it to the repair shop), I spend a lot of time knitting.
My blood was a little thick when they checked it Thursday, so we changed the Coumadin dosage slightly again. I go back next week for my regular monthly visit with the doctor, and they'll check it again.