This simple L-shaped piece of ribbed knitting, bordered with eyelet holes lining all edges, can be wrapped, buttoned, laced, or tied in countless different styles! (videos here!)
To make a piece just like one of the three sample versions, you’ll follow the pattern for that version, no math or customization needed. But if you want to use a different weight or make a different size, the pattern will explain everything you need to know.
The knitting in this pattern is extremely simple and beginner friendly!
A small size will work well in many different styles of cowls/scarfs; a wider strip will allow you to fold your piece into a hood! Add buttons, ties, or seams to suit your style preferences - check out the videos to see some wearing options in action!
Watch the quick look video to see tons of different ways it can be worn, and the six individual detailed tutorial videos for exactly how to make each style, on the wearing page here. (The pattern also includes the photos and written explanations for the six different wearing styles.)
This piece is part of the leethal Bulk Trio - 3 neck accessory patterns which are all ideal for bulky or super bulky weights. (Each single pattern is $6; the whole trio is $12.)
Yarn of your choice - either one of the specific weights to make one of the sample versions, or a weight of your choice to make a custom version.
-- for smaller bulky version (blue sample): 200-270 yards / 180-250 meters bulky weight; sample used exactly 2 skeins of Fable Fibers Memoir bulky weight (Lagoon; 136 yards / 125 meters each)
-- for larger bulky version (purple sample): 350-400 yards / 320-365 meters bulky weight; sample used a bit less than 3 skeins of Fable Fibers Memoir bulky weight (Fairy Garden; 136 yards / 125 meters each)
-- for super extra bulky version (red sample): approx 120 yards / 110 meters yarn sized to comfortably work on size US 35 or 36 (19 or 20 mm) needles (or size to get gauge), which may be a super bulky weight, or 2 or 3 strands of bulky yarn held together; sample used a bit less than 3 skeins of Patons Classic Wool Roving bulky weight, held triple stranded (Cherry; 120 yards / 110 meters each)
for other weights (knit as custom versions):
-- 400-600 yards / 365-550 meters worsted weight
-- 300-500 yards / 275-450 meters aran weight
-- 125-250 yards / 115-230 meters super bulky
For bulky versions: 10 sts per 4 inches / 10 cm, in twisted rib stitch pattern (blocked flat); approx 9.5 sts per 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette.
For super extra bulky version (or bulky weight held triple stranded), the gauge is less exact because it’s knit loosely and the rib can stretch very differently depending on how it’s washed and blocked. It should be somewhere around 5 sts per 4 inches / 10 cm in both the twisted rib pattern and in stockinette.