Beginner Friendly Cowl or Scarf by Shaina Bilow

Beginner Friendly Cowl or Scarf

March 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches and 5 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
120 - 260 yards (110 - 238 m)
8" width by 23" circumference for cowl or 50" length for scarf
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I designed this quick-knitting cowl or scarf as a project to teach in my beginner knitting classes at Close Knit in Wyckoff, NJ. Within the first 14 rows, students learn how to knit, purl, and to combine the two in the same row for ribbing and double seed.

Beyond beginners, it’s a fun pattern to follow because the stitches change quickly and one doesn’t tire of seeing what will come next.

Choose from either a cowl 8” x 23” (needs to be seamed at the end) or a scarf 8” x 50” (can be made longer with more yarn).

Pattern stitch is a multiple of 4, so you can choose if you would like your cowl/scarf wider or skinnier.

Happy knitting!

Knitting teachers: you have my permission to distribute this pattern to your students in its original form.