This scarf would make the perfect gift for a friend or for yourself, and with how inexpensive and simple it is to put together, you may just make one for both :)
Using knit fabric cut
One 9"x18" Strip
One 9"x 25"Strip
(you can make these longer or shorter to get a different look)
Sew the short ends together on each strip to create three tubes seen below:
Then cut each tube into one inch strips widthwise. You should have a seam at the top of each cut.
Take each cut strip and hold the seam tightly in one hand while pulling the opposite end with your other hand to stretch it. This should make the raw edges curl in.
Once you've stretched each strip, place them all together in a pleasing layout (longest on bottom and shortest on top usually does the trick) with all the seams together at the top and sew a large zig zag across them. I used a stitch length of 3.0 and a width of 6.0 and also used a size 18 needle to help get through all those layers.
Take a scrap of left over knit fabric and cut it wide enough to cover all your seams and long enough to wrap around the entire scarf. Using a washable fabric glue (Fabri-Tac), glue it in place, let it dry and it's ready to wear.
If you want to get really fancy, you could also add some beads or sequins randomly through out the strips to give it a festive look.