I think the first thing anyone in the whole world knits when they first learn is a scarf. I was no exception when, on a holiday with my very best friends a couple of years ago, I started knitting again for the first time in years.
My wonderful Aunt and Uncle requested scarves for Christmas 2010 so I duly obliged. Hers was a fabulous lime green colour and his a dusky blue which brought out the colour of his eyes. Hers was knitted in moss stitch, which takes a long time and uses up a lot of wool, but looks cool, and his was stocking stitch rib.