Dobbs Ferry Knit Cowl
The choice of yarn makes all the difference. Here, simple cowl patterns using a stockinette stitch yield three striking scarf alternatives.
Source: Martha Stewart
The cowl seen here is ultrathick and cozy. For a thick, textured look, this cowl uses three strands of yarn working as one. The finished garment is about 19 inches tall and 35 inches in circumference.
For a multicolored piece, a base yarn is paired with a succession of bright strands. Another cowl uses a single yarn made with different-color fibers in daybreak tones. You can knit each cowl in the round, or create a flat piece with two straight needles and sew it together.
5 sts equal 4 inches in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) with 3 strands held tog. (Be sure to check your gauge.)
beg = begin(ning)(s)
k = knitp = purl
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
St st = Stockinette stitch
tog = together
Pattern courtesy of Lion Brand Yarn, lionbrand.com.
6 (6-ounce) skeins Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn, in Linen or another color
Circular knitting needles, size 19, 29 inches long
Large-eyed blunt needle (all fromlionbrand.com)
K2, p2 Rib (worked in the rnd, multiple of 4 sts) Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib.