On the Needles: Chunky Cowl

As the blustery days of November set in, knitters everywhere are inspired by the woolly accessories showing up on glossy pages of fashion magazines, in window displays of big chain stores, and on self-proclaimed fashionistas strolling about town. This season highlights a knitwear trend straight from the runway—The Chunky Cowl, also known as the Infinity Scarf, aptly named for its endless loop design, which has been re-invented from the close fitting neckwarmer of last winter.


On The Needles, is an exclusive Diamond design for a Chunky Cowl, knit with Viking Naturgarn. This oh so simple project will whip up quickly on 10.00 mm circular needles with no seams to sew and all for under thirty dollars. Wear one over a jacket as a mini shawl, tuck it inside a coat collar like a scarf without ends to tie, or pull it up over your head as a hood on windy days. A great gift idea for a daughter or niece away at university (think of those chilly winter walks around campus). Or for a friend who works in a drafty office and needs a little warmth to pull over her shoulders while she sits at her desk. Men are wearing them also, as a fashion accessory over fairisle sweaters and leather jackets.


Chunky Cowl

Finished Size: 15 in x 36 in

Yarn: 6 balls Viking Naturgarn #612

Needles: 10.00 mm – 80 cm circular

Cast on 64 sts with double strand of yarn. Join in round. Place marker. Work in rounds of K2/P2 ribbing for approximately 14.5 in. Cast off sts loosely on next row. Sew in ends.

One Response to “On the Needles: Chunky Cowl”

  1. Kerry H. says:

    I knit this one up fast and started a second one for my sister for Christmas in Black.

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