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This has to be one of the easiest, most basic patterns for knitting a cowl or endless scarf! Such a great project for beginner’s. If you can cast on, do the knit stitch, bind off, and sew, you’ll be all set! I think this would be a perfect first project for someone who’s just learning how to knit. Or, it’s a great “mindless” knitting project for a more advanced knitter, who wants something easy to keep their hands busy while watching a movie!

SUPPLIES:

  • 2 balls of Bernat Mosaic Yarn (100g/3.5 oz) in the color “Medusa” (I picked it up at A.C. Moore while it was on sale for $2.99/ball!)
  • Size 9 knitting needles
  • Darning needle

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cast on 40 stitches
2. Work back and forth in the garter stitch (knit every single stitch of every row!) until you run out of yarn. The only tricky part about this cowl (if you’re using the Moasic yarn) is that you’ll want to start your new skein of yarn on the same color as you ended the last skein. So, if you end on a light pink part of the yarn, make sure to start on the same color of the second skein when switching.
3. Continue in garter stitch with your second skein of yarn, either until you run out of yarn or until the piece measures around 53 inches long. You’ll be stitching the ends together, so make sure you end on a similar color as you started the cowl with.
4. Bind off, and sew the two ends together, forming a loop. Weave in ends, and your cowl is complete! 
I made this cowl for my Mom, but since she’s a little camera-shy, I had to put the cowl on for the photos, so you can see how it looks when wrapped twice around the neck. xo!

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love, love, love, my Mom. She’s truly my inspiration, my support, and my best friend. I wanted to make her something to thank her for everything she is to me, so I made her a big, comfy red cowl / endless scarf. She loves wearing red, and she often gets chilly, so I thought this would be the perfect cowl. The pattern is below, although keep in mind that if I were going to make this again, I would make it slightly longer, so that there’s more room when wrapped twice.

Supplies: 

  • 3-4 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn’s Alpine Wool (I used the color “Chili”, 3 oz size skeins). I used 3 skeins, but if I made this again, I would use 4 and make the cowl longer. I picked up this yarn from my local A.C. Moore.
  • Size 13US knitting needles
  • Darning needle

Instructions:

-Cast on 47 stitches

-Work entire piece in the brioche stitch. (You can learn the brioche stitch online here), or follow these directions:  Bring the yarn from the back to the front of the work. Slip the first stitch purl-wise. Knit the next two stitches together. Repeat until the end of the row, and repeat this row until you run out of yarn, or if the length is double the desired width of the cowl. Mine was about 36 inches in length when I finished, which created a fairly tight cowl when looped twice. If you’d like yours to be looser around the neck when looped twice, simply create a longer rectangle. Bind off, leaving a generously long tail to use for stitching the ends together.

Using the long tail that was left after you binded off, fold your rectangle in half, and use a darning needle to stitch the two sides together, creating the cowl. Weave all ends in, and voila — your cowl is complete!

*Hint: If you finish your cowl and it feels a little too tight when wrapped twice around the neck (like mine did!), try stretching your cowl out a bit, by leaving the cowl stretched around a wide chair back, or around a box, etc.