I cast on 600 stitches, and knitted through the back loops at the beginning and end of every row leaving a short length of yarn. I then pulled the yarn tightly to create a self-fringe. I did one row only per colour (which took 6-7 yards of yarn). I ended up doing 82 rows and the scarf is just over 6 inches wide. It grew in blocking and is about 9 ft long, and wraps twice round my neck easily. You could probably go shorter.
Tutorial - "Organize the yarn you're using in a project with this simple DIY. You need: 1 plastic basket with holes, 1 knitting needle, 1 drinking straw, and your yarn wound as in the picture. Voila! Easy as pie and there's room for your hooks, needles, scissors and pattern underneath, too!" 4U from KnittingGuru ✿⊱╮Teresa Restegui http://www.pinterest.com/teretegui/✿⊱╮