My love affair with cowls continue, and that’s good news for you. Usually when I’m obsessed with things, I create patterns for those things so I can love them even more. I just wrote a post about cowls that includes a great sampling of crocheted and knitted designs. Of the bunch, one of my favorites is a thick, squishy, absolutely-chunky, knit cowl.
It’s a simple pattern. So simple you’ll hate yourself for not thinking it up first (although I’m sure this isn’t the first time this cowl’s been made).
Make one for yourself (I did) or make a couple for Christmas gifts for your friends (did this, too)
Size US 17 (12.75mm) Knitting Needles
1.5 skeins (160 yards) Lion Brand Thick & Quick – Wool Ease. You can also use any extra-chunky yarn.
Chunky Knit Eternity Cowl Pattern
CO 15 stitches.
Work Moss Stitch until you run out of yarn.
Row 1 – *K1, P1* across an odd number of stitches
Repeat Row until you have about 3 feet of yarn left.
Fasten off yarn, leaving a 12 inch tail. Using a large darning needle and yarn like thread, sew short sides together with a half-twist to give cowl an infinity loop. (For details on infinity loop, see bottom of post here.)
Cowl will measure 8.5 inches wide; 70 inches long. Voila!
Close up of knit moss stitch: