Yarn: Yarn Pirate BFL sock
Needles: US 8 - 16 inch circ
Pattern: My own "Gloria Cowl" [Ravelry]
5 stitches = 1 inch
Hight = 11", Width (of flattened tube) = 10"
Here's my cowl recipe:
Yarn: fingering weight - knit with 2 strands (stagger the colorway - this solved my problem with pooling)
-Loosely cast on an odd number of stitches - around 99 stitches (place marker at start of round)
-join - be sure that your stitches are not twisted
-Knit 1 round
-Seed stitch (K1, P1) around 3 rounds (round 2 starts with P1)
-knit, knit, knit - I knit until I was almost out of yarn - about 12 inches
-To finish, knit 3 rounds of seed stitch, knit 1 round and bind off.
Enjoy the snuggly, cowl-y goodness whether inside with a book and a cup of tea, or outside braving the elements.
ETA: gauge and measurements
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