Both beginning and experienced knitters will enjoy making the Chunky Curlicue Cowl. It's fast and easy to knit and crochet with two strands of knitting worsted held together. The large sized needles and hooks used result in a chunky weight cowl that drapes beautifully. One edge of the cowl has a simple crocheted trim that is also perfect for beginners. You can wear it as a cowl, a capelet or a hood. The instructions are written in two versions for for both straight and circular knitting. Made in the suggested red, rust, eggplant and green Merino wool yarn, this is a perfect Fall/Winter accessory. It's warm and flattering. This is a uniquely KnittingGuru type of pattern that my customers love. Here's some feedback on cowls that were purchased: " Love it, love it, love it" & "Wonderful Cowl, gorgeous, soft, red and washable (!) goodness! :)" What makes KnittingGuru patterns special? 1) No abbreviations used. The patterns are written in easy to understand sentences. 2) Clear, step-by-step instructions and explanations of stitches and procedures. make for a happy knitting experience. 3) Beautiful, original designs. 4) Large print -- no squinting necessary. 5) Color photos and close-ups make the knitting clear. 6) Careful editing with no errors in the instructions. 7) Patterns are test knitted several times to ensure that they're correct. 8) These are teaching patterns that improve knitters' skills. 9) Suggestions for ways to vary the designs and generic yarn substitutions are provided. 10) Access to designer (me) means success for the knitter. I'm always available to answer your questions. I hope you enjoy knitting the cowl and wearing it! IMPORTANT NOTICE: This pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only. It may not be copied, rewritten, sold, given away, shared or distributed by any means. The pattern and all graphics, text, and images are (c)KnittingGuru, 2012. You may sell items you make from this pattern in small quantities, but you must credit the design to KnittingGuru and include in your description this link to my shop -- http://www.craftsy.com/user/541567/pattern-store Thanks for respecting my copyright on this pattern. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl make a crocheted chain slip stitch crochet single crochet GAUGE 10 stitches, 14 rows = 4 inches SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 21 inches in circumference X 7 inches wide SUGGESTED YARN 223 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Paton's Classic Merino to knit the cowl, but any knitting worsted weight yarns will work COLORWAY I used Rich Red and Harvest to knit the sample. The pattern includes many variations in color and stitches.