This over-sized cowl could also fit into the shrug or poncho category of projects. It has been one of my most popular designs with one customer knitting 14 different versions – including a handspun angora version for a Winter bride.

The simple design – a rectangle knitted in a flattering oblique ribbed pattern – makes it easy to adjust for any tension and yarn. I would, however, recommend you make a swatch first to make sure it is long enough – then you can simply knit until it fits snuggly around your body.

This design is not new but I have rewritten the pattern to make it easier for beginner knitters, provided resizing instructions and also new video links to the basic stitches. There is also a more detailed explanation – with illustrations – for how to get the button placement right.

Yarn used: 5 hanks of Marta’s Yarns Retro (Wool blend) (140m/100gm hank) Approx. equivalent to a bulky weight 12ply. (plus two 60mm buttons)

Needles used: 12mm (US 17) knitting needles.

Finished size: 100cm long x 40cm wide.

AU$5.00 (Instant PDF download via Ravelry shopping cart).

You will receive a link to download the pattern file as soon as payment is processed.

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