Garter Stitch Cowl Scarf Pattern

My Garter Stitch Cowl Scarf is an easy and simple knit that's great for the beginner knitter and fun for the more advanced as well.  Knit it up in an afternoon and stay cozy in those cold winter months.  The garment is knit flat and then seamed; however, if you'd like to knit it in the round, just modify garter stitch for knitting in the round.  You can wear it long or double it up for a chunky cowl.  To help you prepare for knitting this garment, checkout out my garter stitch tutorial and my tutorial on how to seam garter stitch.

Materials
US 17 (12mm) 40" circular knitting needles
3 Skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn or another super bulky weight yarn (1 skein = 6 0zs/170g/108yds/98m). Color pictured in Lemongrass.
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Measurements
About 8 inches wide and 56 inches in circumference

Instructions (for knitting flat)
Cast on 100 stitches
Row 1: K
Row 2: K
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 8 inches or desired length (note that this is the width of the scarf).
Bind off loosely and seam the two ends together.

 

Instructions (for knitting in round)
Cast on 100 stitches and join in the round with a marker to denote beginning/end of round, being careful not to twist.
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 8 inches or desired length (note that this is the width of the scarf).
Bind off loosely and weave in ends.