I originally designed this as a gift to give my bridesmaids and then used it for some holiday gifts too! Why pay $60 for a mass-produced, 100% acrylic cowl in a department store when you can make your own high-quality version in any color you want for a yarn + pattern cost of $35 or less? The provisional cast-on and grafting will make you feel like an expert knitter, and the body of the cowl is easy TV-watching knitting.
This cowl is a seamless infinity scarf with a 180-degree twist, worked in garter stitch in the round horizontally for double thickness and grafted together at the end. This pattern is worked with two strands held together.
Links to video tutorials for the provisional cast-on and twisting and grafting are included in the pattern to supplement the written instructions.
The body of the cowl is very easy to knit. This is a great advanced-beginner pattern--the stitch pattern isn't complicated but you'll learn some new techniques like working in the round.
The two strands held together make this cowl chunky and cozy, and the best part about the yarn is that you can machine-wash it. It's super-soft and doesn't have that sticky, acrylic feel that some blends have.
10 stitches=4 inches with two strands held together
I am a sewing and knitting teacher and owner of Craft & Sew Studio in Virginia Beach, VA. I've never met a craft I didn't like! I'm so lucky that making things is not just my hobby but also my job.