This quick, easy-to knit scarf or cowl can be worked in two yarn weights (fingering or DK/light worsted) and five sizes (petite scarf/tall scarf)[S cowl/M cowl/L cowl] for a cozy layer on chilly days. Natural yarn colors enhance the fabric texture while richly-dyed yarns will dramatize the openwork and bold geometry. This project makes a great beginner or travel knit.
fingering weight: Stone Soup Fingering, Better Breakfast Fingering, or any light fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge.
DK/light worsted weight: Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, Confection Worsted, Kent DK, or any springy DK/light worsted yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
cowl: 23(52, 64) inches around and 7.5(8.5, 10.5) inches deep (blocked)
scarf: 8(11) inches wide and 52(64) inches long (blocked)
fingering: 450(650)[325, 700, 1300] yards
DK/light worsted: 350(500)[150, 375, 675] yards
fingering: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (unblocked)
DK/light worsted: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (unblocked)
fingering: size 5US (3.75 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge and
size 4US (3.5 mm) or one size smaller than gauge needle
DK/light worsted: size 7US (4.5 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge
size 6US (4.0 mm) or one size smaller than gauge needle