We are starting off the New Year with the Getaway Poncho out of the Interweave Weekend Wraps book. It is knit from the top down in a bulky yarn with a big garter-stitch cowl and stockinette-stitch body, it's easy enough to be a relaxing and quick knit.
The gauge is 12 stitches per 4 inches on a US 10 1/2 or size to obtain gauge. You will need 824 yards.
I am going to try it in Mirasol Ushya Firebrick, which has 114 yds per skein. At gauge I am on a US 13.