It was my first time to try bias knitting and I'd highly recommend it -- easy to do and I love the way it looks.
According to Wikipedia, Bias knitting is a method by which the grain of a knitted fabric is skewed from the vertical, by decreasing on one side and increasing on the other.
Blocking was integral to this project as well (which is why they call it the "before and after" bias scarf. It really doesn't look much until after you've blocked it.
The yarn -- a skein of Euroflax Linen, Coral, which I purchased at Purl Soho and I used up the entire skein. I love it!
The needles -- 4.5 mm straights
The pattern -- Bias Before and After Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea.