Doesn’t this knit cowl look luxurious? Grande and oversized as it almost measures the size of an infinity scarf and could be worn like a hoodie. Great idea for a handmade Christmas Gift for Her. I think it takes just one eve to make.
Fashion tip: I learned that the latest & hippest name for this circle scarf is no longer a cowl, but a snood. Just so you know. But for now, I’m just calling is a cowl…
Simple Scarves Knitting Patterns
This cowl is not that hard to knit at all. You just have to know how to knit in the round. If you click this link you’ll be brought to a free online class with 3 videos on how to knit in the round. Mystery solved. Yes, YOU can do it also. It’s easy actually.
Best news of the day is that this knit-in-the-round, infinity scarf is a free knitting pattern from Red Heart.
You knit/purl 2-3 rows, and then work in a patterns of 2 knit stitches and 2 or 3 purl stitches.
Repeat, till your work reaches desired height.
Be sure to finish off two rows of knitted stitches, casting off in that last round.
I don’t think there is much more to it than this.
Photo credit | complete info: Redheart.com
Finished Size of Cowl (Infinity Scarf)
Using the recommended yarn 9 stitches give you 4” width. As it is suggested to cast on 90 stitches, your cowl will be 40” all around.
However, what is nice about this kind of knitting project (a scarf) is that it really does not matter that much if you knit loosely or rather tightly, because a cowl / looped infinity scarf of 35” or 45” would be just fine too.
In terms of height, as you want this cowl to become a hoodie too, make sure don’t make your work too short. I’d go for a height of about 12-18”.
If you want to make a cowl with this knit pattern, that is just around your neck, you can cast off at about 8” instead.
Knitting Supplies Needed
The pattern is based on Red Heart’s Big & Lite yarn. I have not been able to find this particular yarn online or elsewhere. However, it is a super bulky yarn #6. You will need 3-4 balls yarn for this cowl / infinity scarf knitting pattern.
For this bulky weight yarn, you’ll need circular knitting needles size US15 (10 mm) measuring 32” long.
Knitting tip: this time, do use that STITCH MARKER!
In case you wonder what I am talking about: These things!
Have fun knitting this cowl.
Let me know if you have trouble finding this yarn, and perhaps I can help finding it/equivalent. Comment below. In the meanwhile, I just came across this luxurious yarn made with a cashmere, merino wool & silk-blend, called Queensland Kathmandu Chunky Tweed Wool Silk Cashmere Color 117 Smoke 100g. I think I would like to make this cowl with this yarn. In Saks Fifth Ave, cowls like this cost several hundred dollars, and so with a little shimmering tag added and made in this quality yarn could really be a quality present for someone special. You?!
Free Beautiful Patterns of Scarves, Shawls & Cowls
Swirly Scarf Super-easy & Super-fast Knitting Pattern (1 skein wonder)
Hoodie Scarf Crochet Pattern (super-simple, using thick yarn)
Lace Scarf Knitting Pattern (delicate triangle scarf)
Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern (nice open-weave fantasy stitch. Works up fast)
Easy DIY Wrap Scarf (Nothing to knit. Fold and Go!)