I made this scarf to be double sided, so it's really thick, but I think that's okay.
One side, or panel, is the checkerboard pattern, alternating color every 4 stitches (32stitches total per row, 32 rows per block) to make squares ( each square is 4 stitches x 4 stitches). Then I went with 8st x 8st squares in the next block, followed by 16st x 16st, then I did a strip of alternating color every stitch for 16 rows, then worked backward thru the pattern (16 x 16, 8 x 8, 4 x 4). Side 1: done.
Then on the other side, it was an 8row strip of alternating color every stitch, then 32st x 32row blocks, ending with another 8-row strip of alternating color every stitch. Side 2: done.
Last step, sew the whole thing together.
I made this scarf for my sister, who despises fringe on scarves, but you could easily add a little bit of fringe to add to the length or general flare. :)