Onerva. I'm pinning this to say that (while the shawl is really beautiful) her description of the process is too funny and MUST be read by any knitter who's been frustrated in attempts to do whatever knitters do. I laughed out loud. If you're not looking for laughs, then this might not be the one for you! If you need a good laugh, go NOW.
Another manly scarf pattern with thermal ridges: DIRECTIONS: CO 20 sts Thermal Stitch Pattern Row 1: K Row 2: K Row 3: K 2, P 2 Row 4: K 2, P 2 Continue in pattern until scarf is 58" or to desired length. BO and weave in loose ends.