‘Tis the season for all things cozy, so why not ring in this beautiful fall weather with a knit cowl scarf? I haven’t picked up knitting needles in many years, so I thought I’d give it a go. My grandma taught me how to knit when I was in elementary school, and it was something that we did together most days. Granted I couldn’t knit a straight line for the life of me, but it was the time we spent together that was especially important.
This time around, I had to resort to another mode of learning how to knit again: YouTube. Miracles do happen, folks! One woman named Judy acted as my Knitting Fairy Godmother. Her step-by-step instructional videos were incredibly helpful, and she is even a knitter to the stars. (But really.)
The model in this post is my dear friend and fellow creative arts therapy student, Jacklin!
My girlfriend surprised me for my birthday with some of the above knitting tools and a gift certificate to a local yarn store, Loop. I quickly went to check out the options and choose my yarn colors! Here is a list of the supplies you’ll need for your very own cowl scarf:
- Three skeins of Spud & Chloe Outer yarn. I used two of Rhino & one of Snow Day.
- Size 13 needles (9 mm)
- Hand sewing needle
- Knitting needle stoppers
- Stitch counter
My inspiration for making this scarf came from another blogger’s Katy Cowl. I used her free pattern as a starting point for my project.
Here are my own step-by-step instructions on how to make my striped Cowl Me Crazy scarf.
- Cast on 30 stitches of Rhino
- Garter stitch for 28 rows
- Change color to Snow Day and garter stitch for 14 rows
- Change color to Rhino and garter stitch for 8 rows
- Again, switch to Snow Day for 14 rows
- Finish with 46 rows of Rhino
- Bind off
- Weave in all the loose ends from changing colors
- Whipstitch the ends of the scarf closed in order to make a circle!