It’s a cowl. And a different cowl. And a third cowl. And a headband/earwarmer. For a quick and simple free pattern, it got out of hand really fast.
September’s free pattern is about ready to go live! You’ll be able to find it here when it does. (It will probably run through mid-October, and overlap with October’s bonus pattern, which goes pretty well with this one…)
It doesn’t have a very good name; I’ve titled it after the stitch inspiration, so far (though this is a little different–a modified version of the stitch itself, plus altered to knit up in the round, which is frankly easier, for me, than working it flat). I ended up spending a lot of time on what was really meant to be a quick, chunky-knit, easy pattern–easy for me to write as well as easy to work–but it got out of hand, and while it’s still a relatively simple and quick project, it ended up having four variations written out. You can knit four different projects from this pattern: a headband/neckwarmer, a basic cowl, a larger cowl with shaping, and the largest version, which will fit some as a capelet and fit everyone as a big cowl. Gauge is a little important–if you knit it too tight, the smallest won’t fit, and the larger ones won’t fit right–but not as important as it would be for a sweater.
If you knit this in handspun, I really want to see it! I’ll be lurking generally on the activity thread for my pattern page, but specifically hopeful about art-yarn cowl possibilities; if I have time, I might make another one myself.
Thanks for reading! If you knit the ribboned stockinette cowl, I hope you like it.