Could easily replace with a knitted lace.
Ravelry: Hooded Scarf pattern by Sandnes Design
3 Button scarf Grey Tweed Crochet Scarf by Cute style
Seven Easy Scarves & Cowls to Knit this Fall. I have made this ruffle scarf. It's fun
Crochet scarf pattern (Dutch instructions, but looks easy enough to figure out stitch pattern from pictures.
Lispenard cowl by Kirsten Kapur. Beautiful pairing of cables and lace