Enter the Rayas Scarf
As I knit and knit all those miles of garter stitch, I kept thinking to myself, "Self, you could totally borrow this from time to time. I'm sure hubby wouldn't have a problem with it. But maybe you should make yourself another one in different colors, just so you don't look like the wonder twins walking in the mall. And while you're at it, make it a cowl, so you're not fumbling with trying to keep it on while running after the kids." And so was born the Rayas Cowl
Then I said "Self, that was a good idea. But you know what? You should totally share this with other people, so eeeeveryone can have a squishy cowl or scarf like this."
Here are the details
The scarf is knit flat length-wise, then stitches are picked up at both ends to finish.
The cowl can be knit in the round, or worked flat then seamed. Instructions are provided for both methods.
Scarf – 85” x 7” (216cm x 17.75cm)
Cowl – 60” around x 7” (152.5cm around x 17.75cm)
Scarf: 450 Yards fingering weight in Main Color (MC)
400 yards fingering weight in Contrasting Color (CC)
Cowl: 300 Yards fingering weight in Main Color (MC)
225 yards fingering weight in Contrasting Color (CC)
I’ve added a small buffer of 15 - 25 yards for each as added insurance that you’ll have enough yarn to finish the project. When in doubt, it’s best to have more, and not less.
US Size 5 (3.75mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
20 stitches = 4” in Garter stitch on washed and blocked swatch.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends