We used ewe ewe yarns wooly worsted washable merino! It is great to knit with and feels so soft!
3 skeins in red
3 skeins in charcoal
If you would like to knit this with a friend get twice the amount of yarn:
Each friend picks a color and makes one of each pattern (seed stitch and cable), than you swap one off them. Now interlock and finish with kitchener stitch.
On the red one we used a US size 7 circular needle and on the charcoal one a US size 8.
You will also need a cable needle and a tapestry (or darning) needle.
Abbreviations: k = knit, p = purl, c8b = 8 stitch cable with the first 4 stitches held in back (move 4 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back of work, while you are knitting the next 4 stitches, now knit the 4 stitches off the cable needle)
This cowl really consists of two cowls.
The red one is super easy knit in the round in seed stitch.
For the long (pictured version) that can be wrapped twice, cast on 199 stitches.
For a shorter one, which lays around the neck once, cast on 169 stitches.
Join in the round (careful not to twist it) and k1, p1 over and over again. Because you cast on an uneven number, the seed stitch pattern will emerge automatically!
When you feel it is high enough or you are almost running out of yarn: bind off!
For the second cowl (grey in the picture) provisional cast on 44 stitches.
start the pattern
Row 1: slip 1 as to knit, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2
Row 2: slip 1 as to purl, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, p8, k2, p8, k2, p8, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2
Row 3: same as row 1
Row 4: same as row 2
Row 5: slip 1 as to knit, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2, c8b, p2, c8b, p2, c8b, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2
Rows 6, 8 and 10: same as row 2
Row 7 and 9: same as row 1
Repeat rows 1 – 10 until you have about 34 inches. Do NOT bind off!
Kitchener stitch it together around the red cowl.
(I hope you can tell how by the picture above.)