That's the instruction we've all read a thousand times, right?
The Singing Sands scarf is knit across, as in - the full length of the scarf is cast on, knit in the round and steeked at the end.
So, I cast 400 odd stitches on, and thought "how can I avoid twisting?" and then I thought "who cares?" Obviously I'll do my best, but if they twist, I'm cutting it apart in the end anyway.
Because of the widthways construction, the whole scarf is only 49 rows. 49 very, very long, rather twisted rows, but still, only 49 rows. I'm off to knit a row right now... I'll be done in an hour or two.