I am not a great knitter but once in a while I like to try my hand at it. Recently someone gave me a skein of Red Heart Boutique Bulky yarn and I thought it would be perfect for a little knit cowl. Since I know that many people prefer crochet to knit, I thought it would be fun to include a crochet pattern version too. I’ve included instructions for both in this post and this way you have the best of both worlds and they are both very easy to work up too.
I know the little cowl doesn’t need it, but I thought it would be pretty to add a decorative closure. You can use a stick bin or brooch, or you can make a toggle button closure, very similar to a cufflink. Click HERE for a very easy tutorial to help you make one too.
• Super bulky yarn, I used Red Heart Boutique Twilight, 1 skein 59 yards
• 1 large decorative button (optional)
• Knitting Needles US15/10.00 mm for Knit scarf
• Crochet Hook US N/10.00mm for crocheted scarf
• Yarn needle for weaving ends
Size: Approximately 8” x 20”
Gauge: Not important for this project
• Weave ends as you work
• Number in ( ) at end of Row/Round indicates the number of stitches in that Row or Round
• Work instructions in [ ] or between *, the designated number of times
Cast on 17 stitches
Row 1: [knit 1, purl 1] to last stitch, knit in last stitch.
Row 2: [purl 1, knit 1] to last stitch, purl in last stitch.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until there is approximately 1 yard of yarn left.
Row 1: Start with a chain approximately 20” long (or length desired), slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain to end.
Row 2: Ch1, turn, working in back loop only, slip stitch in each stitch to end.
Repeat Row 2 until scarf is desired width. Fasten off.
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