Infinity Hooded Cowl
This super bulky hood with twisted scarf attached, can be worn as a big drape cowl, or wrapped around the shoulders for a loose thick shoulder cowl. The hood can be up or down on the neck for more shoulder warmth. I used 10mm (US15) needles to make sure the stitches were a bit loose and to create more stretch and drape to the fabric. Gauge is less important than the soft drape.
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, 3 – 170 gms balls. (mine is cranberry)
A couple of safety pins to mark spots.
One size, adult.
Scarf: Cast on 18 stitches. Work in garter stitch (knit every row) until 70 inches have been worked. Cast off all stitches. Laying the scarf flat, put one twist in the middle. Each end as it now lays is the right side up. (put a safety pin on the right side so you don’t twist it back).
Hood: pick up 18 stitches from the right side of one end of the scarf. Cast On 10 new stitches, then pick up 18 stitches from the right side of the other end of the scarf. **there are close up photos below to show these details, including the 2x2 ribbing at the neck created by the next four rows***
Next four rows: Rows 1& 3: Knit 4 stitches, [Purl 2, knit 2] 9 times, purl 2, knit 4.
Rows 2&4: knit 4,[knit 2, purl 2] 9 times, knit 2, knit 4
Rest of hood: Knit all stitches in every row (garter stitch)
Work until hood (from 10 cast on stitches) measures 12 inches. Mark center of row (23 stitches, marker, 23 stitches).
Decrease row: Knit to 2 stitches before marker, knit 2 together, move marker, knit 2 together, knit to end. Work next row all knits.
Repeat the 2 row decrease pattern until hood is 16 inches from cast on edge. Cast off all remaining stitches.
Sew the top of head seam (last cast off stitches folded in half to form a hood.) That’s it!
see the single twist in the scarf....
detail of the back of neck cast on 10 stitches, and the ribbing to define the neck...
Little birds find the chunky stitches really easy to climb!