I did watch some how-to videos to refresh my memory on knitting basics and asked one question of my knitting friends. The most time consuming part was the preparation of the strips prior to beginning. It took four hours to cut/tear the strips from the sheet and attach them to each other!
A second hand store sheet (washed, of course) makes this an inexpensive, elegant rug. Nice enough for a gift in my opinion. Even if you are a beginner, you should try this project. After all, one can only use SO many scarves! :o)
Blessings to you~ Luci