My first knitting project was a garter stitch (knit every row) scarf. It didn't turn out too great, so I moved on to another project (this time a garter stitch cowl). I fell in love with the pattern and have since made one for myself and my two friends and am planning on making another one for myself after I finish a few other projects. It is a super easy and quick knit, and it makes a really comfy and chunky cowl. I used really thick yarn for this cowl (lion brand thick & quick) and I found the pattern on the Lion Brand website (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0335B.html?noImages=0). I wear mine almost every day now that the weather is getting a bit cooler and I'm so glad I made it.