For my baby sister’s Christmas Present this year I decided to make her an Infinity cowl! However, this semester I’m all about the simple patterns that look super intense (but are really not). I managed to find a pretty amazing, simple cowl through a ravelry search. I came up with the “Barbara Cowl” by Shannon Cook, which looks SUPER IMPRESSIVE but is one of the simplest patterns in the whole world. I bought three shanks of Pink Berroco Lustra at Webs in Northampton in one of their closeout sales.
Things that you will need to make this cowl:
- 400 yards of worsted weight yarn
- Size 9 needles (either straight or circular)
- Tapestry Needle
Row 1(RS): K3, *sl 1 pwise wyif, k3; rep from * to end. Place removable stitch marker on this side of your work to mark your right side.
Row 2(WS): K1, *sl 1 pwise wyif, k3; rep from * to last 2sts, sl 1 wyif, k1.
Repeat these two rows until you have 55″ or until desired length. Bind off, and sew the two ends together, and voilá, you have an infinity cowl.
I have about 15″ after about 4 hours of work, but I wasn’t exclusively focusing on the knitting, and I figure that this pattern will go by super quickly, keep your eye out for pictures of the completed project, and the continuation of my first sweater (which I’ll be posting the pattern of very soon!)
Edit, 12/4/2013: Here are the completed pictures of the scarf– modeled by yours truly!
The supplies I used for the chunkier version of this particular scarf can be found here.