A billowy cowl or infinity scarf to knit in several sizes (petite/medium/tall) and two shapes with an openwork pattern that makes a feature of yarns with a soft halo. Knit vertical in the round as a circular cowl or begin with a provisional cast-on and work flat lengthwise to create an infinity scarf (a flat scarf is also an option). The motif is very easy to memorize and the pieces grow quickly, making this project a good choice for that last minute gift or for a beginning lace project. Use slightly fuzzy yarns that bloom to lend body to the fabric.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
This scarf and cowl are designed to coordinate with the Cirrus fingerless mitts to create a matching three-season set.
Bijou Spun Bijou Bliss or 50/50 Yak Down/Fine Wool, Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast DK
, Tactile Fiber Arts Studio Occidental DK, MacKintosh Yarns Yetti Yarn, Jones & Vandermeer Happy Mink, Great Northern Yarns Mink/Cashmere DK or 100% Extra Virgin Yak, Karabella Yarns Boise, or any soft, exotic blend that knits to pattern gauge Finished Size:
infinity scarf: 26(50, 60) inches in circumference and 7.5(7.5, 9.5) inches wide
cowl: 19(22.5, 26) inches in circumference and 5.5(7, 9) inches in depth
infinity scarf: 150(300, 350) yards
cowl: 100(150, 225) yards
Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Needles: size 8US (5.0 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge (circulars will be required for cowl)
Note: for a slightly denser, warmer fabric, go down one needle size