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.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
fingering weight: Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup, Better Breakfast, or Ghillie fingering, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Spirit Trail Sunna, Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering, Mountain Meadow Wools DuBois, Quince and Co. Finch, or any light fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge.
DK/light worsted weight: Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup, Ghillie Sport, Breakfast Blend DK, Confection, or Kent DK, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Quince and Co. Lark, Briar Rose Wistful, Spirit Trail Verdande, Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch W4 , Brooks Farm Yarn Solana, Shalimar Honey Worsted, or any springy DK/light worsted yarn that knits to pattern gauge
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