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.