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
175 yards of Worsted weight
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 are so many other fun techniques to explore as well!