I wanted something pretty and lacy to frame the face. This Cowl is knit on straight needles then sewn to create a tube. It can be worn around the head using either edge to frame the face. DK weight yarn is used with a larger size needle for a looser fabric. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl yo k2tog sl1, K2tog, passo ssk K1-b: knit into back of stitch. GAUGE 18 sts/ 4 inches in stockinette stitch.