I realize everybody and their granny has knit this, but its REALLY worth the time. It's a simple pattern, for you beginning knitters, and it looks HOT. And you can mix up the colorways you use and always have a "new" scarf to knit!
I loved this, even though it's a simple knit, because it's so exciting to see the kind of harmony the colors find with each other! I highly recommend this pattern to everyone! You all should knit this scarf. Period.
Here's the pattern link: http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/2007/04/noro-scarf.html