My friend asked me to make a scarf for her daughter, knit or crochet. We went to the craft store last week and perused the yarns. My friend isn't a yarnaholic and so I got to choose--a nice chunky, thick and thin, wool-acrylic blend, in pink, the daughter's favorite color.
I tried to knit it in stockinette on large needles, but the edges curved too much (because I forgot a selvage or border to combat that.)
I tried to knit it in garter stitch, with the same large needles, but it was too chunky and dense.
So, I crocheted it with a big hook and lots of spaces--and in a fraction of the time the knitting was taking (I wanted to get it to her before Christmas, which I never would have if I knit it.) And I think it will be great.
Chunky Cowl/Infinity Scarf
1 1/4 skein Buttercream Thick n'Thin (from Jo-Ann's)
Chain 80 (or approximately 5'+ foundation)