This is a neckwarmer or short scarf to be closed with two big buttons.
Very suitable for beginners: This sophisticated looking stitch pattern which produces a thick squishy fabric and shows off the gorgeous shades of the yarn is actually dead simple to knit.
As it requires less than one skein of the Malabrigo yarn, it is a great project for a thrifty knitter, for using up leftovers, or for a small gift.
(My sample used about 70g = ~150 yds, so that would be the minimum amount of yarn you need.)
Pattern is written in English and German (2 pages pdf).
Die Anleitung ist auf Englisch und Deutsch (2 Seiten pdf).