Welcome to Fox in the Ivy! For my first post I’d like to share a simple knitting pattern for a cowl I made. I got the inspiration from a scarf I saw for sale in my favorite Minneapolis yarn shop, Depth of Field Yarn.
- width: 6.25″
- length: 25.5″ sewn into twisted loop
- Collect your materials. You will need:
- 1 skein (245 yards) worsted weight yarn*
- Pair of knitting needles, size US 8
- Tapestry needle (or any needle with a large eye)
- Begin knitting
- Cast on 51 stitches (you need a multiple of 4 + 3 stitches for this pattern). I prefer the long tail cast on method.
- K2, P2, repeat to last 3 stitches then K2, P1
- Repeat this pattern until the scarf is your desired length.
- Cast off and sew ends together
- Cast off using a loose method (I alternated knit and purl stitches as I cast off).
- Twist the scarf once and hold the ends flat together. Use a pin to hold the ends together if you wish, and sew a seam just below the cast on/bind off stitches. I did this by hand using a back stitch, but you could use a sewing machine as well. Just be careful that the ribbing stays lined up on each side.
- Flip the scarf so that the newly sewn seam is on the inside.
All that’s left is to rock your new cowl!
* The yarn I used was Nature Spun in Harvest Gold from Brown Sheep Company, Inc. It is 100% wool and I bought it at Depth of Field Yarn (on sale!) the day I saw the inspiration scarf. I always wanted to make a scarf in a nice golden color so this was the perfect opportunity!
You can change the length, width, or color of this scarf to suit your style. I hope you enjoy it!