It's fun to design things like this in DesignaKnit. It took a couple of hours to decide what the design should be but also only 2 hours to knit it start to finish. It's 9" wide and 7 feet long, doubled. He doesn't like wool, so it's plain ol' Mary Lou's Symphony (acrylic) yarn.The front side has the St. Olaf lion, the college he graduated from, and the words "um ya ya", which is one of the college songs. The other side of the front is our family cabin called "Biorn Bakken" with a fish on it because he is an avid fisherman.
The back has his initials, the words Norske, his high school, a skier and the word "uffda"
Maybe you'd have to be Norwegian-American to get most of this, but he will.
This is what the center of the scarf looks like, both sides. Was relieved when the seaming came out ok! This is maybe an idea for you if you have DesignaKnit and can whip one out in short order.