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Wrapped Ribs Scarf/Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Wrapped Ribs Scarf/Cowl
Wrapped Ribs Scarf/Cowl
Wrapped Ribs Scarf/Cowl
Wrapped Ribs Scarf/Cowl
Wrapped Ribs Scarf/Cowl
Wrapped Ribs Scarf/Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yarn over

Pattern Description:

This cozy scarf/cowl pattern is completely reversible (the same on both sides) and has a stitch pattern that is easily memorized.

The pattern includes specific instructions for a tubular cast on and bind off that will give you clean matching edges

Worsted weight scarf: 300-400yds/274-366m (~200g)
Worsted weight cowl: 175yds/160m (~80g)
Fingering weight cowl: 150-200yds/137-183m (~50g)

This pattern can easily be adapted to any weight of yarn in between by swatching for gauge and changing the number of stitches cast on. A simple guideline for this process is included in the pattern.


Worsted Scarf: 24sts/23 rows in 4" in pattern
Worsted Cowl: 16sts/22 rows in 4" in pattern
Fingering Cowl: 23sts/29 rows in 4" in pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • cowl: 22" circ, 9-10" deep
  • scarf: 56" long, 6.5" wide


  • Worsted weight: 2 US6/4mm or US7/4.5mm circ needles
  • Fingering weight: 2 US3/3.25mm circ needles
  • circ needle 2 sizes smaller for the bind off

Suggested yarn:

175 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Manos del Uruguay Maxima


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I'm a lifelong crafter, but settled on knitting in university when I wanted sweaters but couldn't afford to buy them. My first knitting love was lace. I'm sure I'll keep returning to lace, but there ...

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