Canberra Cowl by Juliet Moody

Canberra Cowl

Knitting
January 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in Uneven Rib
US 10 - 6.0 mm
300 - 324 yards (274 - 296 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

My design ambitions have recently turned practical in an attempt to fill holes in my personal wardrobe. Living in Canberra (Australia), I find the Winters unbearably cold here and wanted to create a scarf I could loop around my neck to beat the chill. Naturally, this Winter wardrobe staple is named after the environment that inspired its very design.

This extra long scarf was created in a loop to be worn two ways; doubled over long loops or wrapped around the collar like a cowl. It is worked in one long piece and then joined at the seam. For best results, use Kitchener stitch to graft the ends together and make an invisible seam. You will need to cast on using the provisional cast on method if choosing this method. There are various YouTube and internet tutorials on how to execute this handy technique. Here is an article from Knitty on the Kitchener Stitch:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/FEATtheresasum04.html

I used the full 3 skeins to complete my loop, but this could be altered to create a smaller version and reduce the bulk of the scarf.

The yarn is a perfect choice; super soft and toasty warm.