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by Laura Aylor
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  • Knitting pattern for a simple, quick cowl with a twist
  • Schematic included
  • Suitable for advanced beginners

Pattern measurements: only inches
Pattern paper format: only US letter


Burnt out on sweaters? Knitted too many cables lately? Too much lace? Done too much colorwork? Spent too long on sleeve island? Working on/just finished a project that dragged on forever? Knit a man-sized sweater?

This is the antidote - bulky yarn, garter stitch, a few short rows, a button, and a couple of hours gets you this fun little scarf/cowl. Find that pretty single skein of bulky hand-dye and that awesome button you picked up at the last festival and whip this up in no time!

Skills used: short rows, buttonhole

Note: If you’re using Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. and only have one skein, you may have to bind off one or two rows earlier to keep from running out of yarn. The sample used about a yard of a second skein.

Finished measurements: approximately 63.5 cm long and 9-20.5 cm tall

Gauge: 11 stitches and 22 rows to 10 cm in garter stitch

Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.

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Materials you need at home:

  • Approximately 91.5 m of bulky-weight yarn. Sample was knit in Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. (bulky superwash merino single-ply)
  • 8.0 mm/US 11 needles, either straight or circular
  • 4 or 4.5 cm button, plus needle and thread for attaching it
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends