Using 7 skeins of Paton's Jet collection 70% wool and 30% alpaca in silver colour that I thought was grey, total cost $70. A great casual look that will go with most of my brother's outfits. Decided on a ribbed double knit that is quite thick so he will be warm and cosy.
The scarf is extra long and will wrap around any neck 3x comfortably. It shrunk a little in the wash that is common for wool, it also became fuzzier the way alpaca is supposed to look.
An entire skein just for the fringe! Expect that is the norm.