A while back (last year? year before? something like that), I made Caitlin (my now-11-year-old) a hat and skinny scarf set in v-stitches. She had specifically requested it because she liked the way the v-stitch looked.
I think she’d forgotten all about it, because she “discovered” it again while going through the hat/scarf/glove box that I have in the laundry room at the moment. She really wanted to wear it, but the scarf is so thin that it doesn’t do much to keep her warm (and that was kind of the whole point!). I remembered making the set, and remembered that it only took me a day or two to make the whole thing, so I offered to make her a new scarf using the same stitch, but wider so that it covered more of her neck. She picked out the yarn on Friday, I started it yesterday, and finished it today!
Because I want this to actually keep her WARM, I alternated rows of v-stitch with rows of hdc. Doubled up, the way she normally wears her scarves, it should keep her neck nice and toasty.
It took one 100g skein of dk yarn to make this – she didn’t want any edging or fringe, so I basically just kept going until I ran out of yarn.
Pattern to follow (I’m too damned tired to do it now!). 🙂