This is a handsome scarf, great with a dress overcoat, and conservative enough for a "dad". For a longer "wrap and dump" scarf, cast on the smaller number of stitches and work 'til you run out of yarn.
Make it a solid color, or just 2 colors, with the rib a third color. The wrong side is as beautiful as the right side, and multiple wraps look amazing, for a man or a woman.
14 sts & 21 rows = 2" in chevron pattern