I'm not a big scarf wearer, but sometimes I want a little sump'n sump'n around my neck, to which you may cry COWLS! But I'm not a big cowl person either. I hate having to pull something down over my head (picky much?). I liked the look of this scarf a LOT, but I'm kind of particular about using garter stitch when I can easily change it to stockinette.
I'm a tight knitter, which I think affected some of the pulling that you can see in the scarf. The scarf is worked by increasing one stitch on each side every single row.
I wrap it from the front and tuck the little ends inside the front for that puffy look. I'm really happy with it! And so's my neck. Ravelry link!
(Also, I technically finished this at the very end of last year, right after I made my 2013 knitting goals. Is it really already February?)