My first project was (surprise!) a scarf, which the loyal and tolerant Oscar models here:
Yarn: Hand-Dyed Mohair, purchased at A Good Yarn in Fell's Point, and a purple wool blend, knit together.
I cast on around 55 stitches and worked all rows as k2 tog, yo to the end. I don't know what the gauge was. I added some tassles to the end. Voila!