A Swirly Scarf, that is.
If you are under the age of 16, a swirly probably has a completely different meaning. As a matter of fact, if you are under the age of 16, you probably shouldn't be here. This blog isn't entirely appropriate for children.
In this case, however, if you are an adult and more importantly a knitter, then you can give yourself - or someone you love - a Swirly and I promise that you will like it.
This is my version of the popular ruffled scarf, sometimes called a potato chip scarf. I'm not sure why it has that name, but it may have to do with not being able to stop at one.
This one is a little different than most patterns because you are only working with 20 stitches at most rather than miles and miles of stitches.
You can make it from almost any weight and with any size needles. I think it looks especially lovely when it is made from a yarn with a long color repeat, but it's also beautiful with a solid or even a yarn with short color repeats.
The pictured scarf is made with Crazy Zauberball by Schoppel-Wolle. I used the purple and blue colorway, but I'm making another one in gray and red.