I often ask people, women in particular, if they knit. The main answer is, "My Grandmother did all of our knitting." " I would love to learn how to knit but don't have time to knit a scarf." That is the common belief. That to learn to knit means you start with a scarf. Then one lady said to me that "they had to beg Grandmother to not use such itchy yarn."
What if you started with a scarf? And only used one stitch (the knit stitch) for every row and used a lovely, soft, shimmering, chunky yarn in your choice of colors, and could be done in an evening??? Christmas gifts, here we come.