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I love knitting. Through my love(some would say obsession), I have discovered the world of knitting design. I have always been drawn to different aspects of design, whether it be graphic design, home ...

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What You WIsh Scarf and Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : What You WIsh Scarf and Cowl
What You WIsh Scarf and Cowl
What You WIsh Scarf and Cowl
What You WIsh Scarf and Cowl
What You WIsh Scarf and Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • two color knitting, cables, kitchener/grafting

Pattern Description:

What You Wish came from my desire to figure out a scarf pattern that didn't bore me. I LOVE scarves. I love wearing them. However, they aren't my favorite thing to knit. I wanted to create something that wouldn't bore me or take me a million years to knit. It had to keep my interest. Lately, cables have been the attention grabbers. I took that cable element and combined it with my love of garter and stripes and tada! Soon, I realized that I could do cowl versions as well. What You Wish became my obsession and I knit three versions in the span of two weeks (actually less). What You Wish was exactly what I wished for!

Finished Measurements
length: 68"
width: 4.5"
Cowl (short)
length: 22"
width: 5"
Cowl (long)
length: 44"
width: 4.5"

Gauge (washed and blocked)
17 sts and 28 rows in 4 inches of garter

1 pair US 8/5mm needles. I used a 20-inch circular,
but you can use straights if you prefer.

scrap yarn for provisional cast on (cowls only)
crochet hook if using chained cast on (cowls only)
darning needle
cable needle

Plucky Rustic (scarf) 100% wool; 165 yards per 100
grams MC: Flannel 2 skeins CC: Icey Audrey 1 skein
Malabrigo Worsted (cowl) 100% Merino; 210 yards
per 100 grams
short and long: MC: Frost Gray 1 skein CC: Bobby
Blue (short) Sapphire Green (long) 1 skein
Actual usage for the CC for the cowls was less than half
a skein.


17 sts and 28 rows in 4 inches of garter

Suggested yarn:

275 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Worsted, Plucky Knitter Rustic