I found clearance yarn at Joann Fabrics last time I was there. $1.97 per skein. But there were only 5 skeins and generally 1 scarf in specialty yarn is 3 skeins. I bought 3 skeins and now I'm decidedly regretful of not buying all 5, mostly because I could have done some sort of striped scarf with a cream yarn that I already have. Oh well. I suppose most of my scarves are unique anyway.