Thanks, everybody, for your scarf suggestions. They were all great and I'll be keeping them in mind for future projects.
However, I ended up flipping through my binder of patterns and found one that suited the look and speed I wanted.
From the Fall 2007 Interweave Knits--Elfin Scarf by Cathy Carron.
Since I'm on a deadline for March 17th, I've been knitting every free moment I have. Usually I do chores and take breaks for knitting. Now I'm knitting and taking a break for chores.
Chores? Who am I kidding? Chores are on the back burner this week.
The Erin go Knittin' Scarf aka the Marchin' in the Paddy's Day Parade Must Finish ASAP Scarf so far:
OK, break time over. Must go knit.