If you want a fun knit, really, try the Foolproof scarf by Louise Zass-Bangham (it is on Ravelry).
You start with on stitch, and end with one stitch.
Along the way there are YOs to increase the size, along with a few M1s, and some color changes. I followed the instructions but you can kind of vamp in terms of changing colors.
And here is what I look like wearing it (in such a way that you can't see the woven-in ends: