Free cowl pattern: The Uber Cowl

This hardly qualifies as a pattern. But given that I needed a two-class project for beginners-of-discriminating-taste, I went big. Big needles. Big yarn. Big impact. Big challenges wrangling big needles for the newbies. But they did smashingly well. And are well on their way to knitting what I hope will be their first neckwarmer of many. Pattern below.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

To fit head 21 in circumference.

YARN AND SUPPLIES

1 skein Cascade Magnum, 100% wool, 123 yds (112m)/8.8 oz. (250g)

Tapestry needle

NEEDLES

Circular or straight needles size 19 US (15mm)

GAUGE

1.75 stitches to the inch in stockinette stitch

COWL

Cast on 17 stitches.

Rows 1: Purl across to end of row.

Row 2: Knit across to end of row.

Repeat rows 1-2 until piece measures 19 inches. (Knit extra inches for a drapey look.)

Bind off loosely.

FINISHING

Using tapestry needle seam cast on edge to bind off edge using mattress stitch. Weave in ends.

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