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January is a light, double wrapped cowl. Simple pattern and a fast knit! My cowl uses 800 meters of sock weight yarn (doubled) and 6mm needles. You may use aran weight yarn as well. Pattern repeat is 18 rows. You may do as many repeats as you like for a closer fitting or looser fitting cowl. For a deeper cowl, cast on a few extra stitches. For a scarf, do not join the ends. If you prefer a thicker fabric use chunky weight yarn. Enjoy!
800 meters / 875 yards sock weight yarn (used double) or
400 meters / 438 aran weight yarn (used single)
Gauge (not crucial)
20 stitches and 28 rows in garter stitch
56″ x 6″ before joining ends
K = knit
sts = stitches
SL1 = slip 1 stitch
YO = yarn over needle to make 1 stitch
Cast on 20 stitches.
Begin 18 row pattern repeat.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17: SL1, K to last 4 sts, YO, K4
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16: K to end
Row 18: Cast off 9 sts knit wise, K to end
Repeat rows 1-18 another 19 times or to desired length. Cast off stitches. Join ends.
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