Erica- Knits Chunky Knit Cowl Pattern got me going. It was fun to try different yarns and combinations. With each project, I made a few tweaks to the pattern, adding some ribbing and making the cowl a bit snugger around the neck. My version of the pattern is below, following photos of several cowls. Enjoy!
Black Forest Naturwolle Handspun
Rowan Cashsoft and Crystal Palace Kid Merino
Betty’s Bulky Knit Cowl
(based on Erica-Knits Chunky Knit Cowl Pattern)
Yarn: 115 yards of super-bulky yarn, or combination of yarns to attain gauge
Needles: size 17, 24-inch circular
Gauge: 2 stitches/inch
Loosely cast on 60 stitches, join.
Rows 1-2: Knit even
Row 3: For an edge with minimal rolling, purl around; otherwise knit even around
Rows 4-10: Knit even
Row 11: *Knit 3, knit 2 together* around
Rows 12-20: Knit even
Row 21: *Knit 3, knit 2 together* around, ending knit 3
Row 22: Knit 2 together, purl 1, then *knit 1, purl 1* around
Rows 23-32: *Knit 1, purl 1* around
Rows 33- 48: Knit even (adjust length with more or less rows, as desired)
Cast off loosely.
Cowl may be worn as a neckwarmer or pulled up over head as a hood.