Friend: "Oh, I love your hand knitted scarf!"
Me: "IT HAS POCKETS", wildly demonstrating using the pockets.
All garments and accessories are made better with pockets and these are no exception. In addition to all that delight, you also get a muff pattern which will be a great fall back if your progeny require dress up for Victorian day at school.
These are knitted in King Cole Big Value Super Chunky Tints but if you want a more gentle variation in colour you could try King Cole Stormy Super Chunky which will work well with the lace chevron pattern.