As you’ve probably guessed, I’ve been going through a little bit of a cowl phase. I love how easy and quick it is to knit up a 1 skein cowl. So I may have gotten a little carried away, but here’s another one. I bought 3 50g. skeins of Karabella Margrite Bulky yarn on ebay for $18 over a year ago- and I decided it was time to stop hoarding the cashmere! Unfortunately, the yarn I used for this cowl is discontinued, but I recommend replacing it with a soft alpaca blend.
I was overthinking it- afraid to use up “the good yarn”. This cashmere blend yarn is luxurious- it doesn’t need a complicated pattern, just something elegant and simple. This textured cowl is so easy to make, and the pattern is one of the easiest to memorize that I’ve found! I was able to knit and watch TV without messing up once (which is something I’ve never been able to say.)
If you know how to knit in the round, knit, and purl, then you can make this deceptively simple cowl!
What you need:
2 skeins (approx. 230yds / 210m) bulky yarn
4 sts. and 6 rows = 1” in stockinette
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
CO – Cast On
K – Knit
P – Purl
BO – Bind Off
pm – Place Marker
CO 120 sts. Join in the round, pm, and begin round 1
Round 1: *[k3, p1, k1, p1] twice, K3; rep. from *
Round 2: k3, p4, k1, p4, k3
Rep. rounds 1 & 2 until scarf is about 9 inches (23cm) tall. BO with a stretchy BO. Weave in all ends and enjoy!