So I purchased two skeins of a chunky wool yarn to give it a whirl. I will use two strands and chose charcoal and grey marble to give it a tweedy look.
I'll let you know how it turns out. I just happen to know someone who wears a lot of black, and so it will go to her - assuming the scarf looks decent when I'm done. If not, I'll just unravel it and make something else.
Till next time...