Here is what I did:
I picked out this fabulous yarn:
|Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky|
Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch, 7 rows per inch
Yardage: 324 yards, 3 Skeins
Size: 9.5" x 52"
Using the long tail cast on, cast on 42 stitches.
To set up seed stitch pattern:
Row 1: K1, *P1, K1, rep to the end
Row 2: P1, *K1, P1, rep to the end
Continue with the seed stitch pattern until the scarf is as long as you like. I thought two skeins would be enough but in the end I had used 3 (I probably could have gone with 4 so I could get more of a wrap around length.
Enjoy and happy knitting!