We got our first snow here this weekend and Anna was super excited, even though it was only a dusting. I was secretly excited too as I love snow and we don’t see much of it here in North-western Germany. I miss the snowy, white winters we used to have when I was still living in upstate New York. I quickly knit up this scarf/cowl for Anna with some bits of yarn I had left over from making this hat for myself last winter and it came out very soft, comfy and warm. I connected it at the ends to make a tube so I wouldn’t have to worry about it falling off. It’s quite stretchy since it’s knitted in garter stitch and this is probably one of the easiest and quickest things I’ve ever knit and a good way to use up any of your yarn left overs.
You will need:
Size 13 (9 mm) straight knitting needles
Less than 1 skein of Lana Grossa’s Linea Pura Fauna (Super Bulky Yarn: 70% Wool and 30% Alpaca) or other chunky yarn
Crochet hook for weaving in the ends and connecting the scarf
Gauge: On size 13 (9mm) needles in garter stitch, 6 stitches and 11 rows = 5cm x 5cm
Cast on 15 stitches.
Knit each row until the scarf measures about 42-44cm.
Bind off leaving a long tail so that you can weave the ends together.
Use the long tail of yarn and a crochet hook to sew the two ends together.
Weave in any loose ends.