PATTERN CO 25 sts. Row 1: K1, p1, k1 tbl, *p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1. Row 2: K1, p2, *k1, p2, k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1. Row 3: K1, p1, k1 tbl, *p4, k1tbl; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1. Row 4: K1, p2, *k4, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1. Repeat these 4 rows until piece measures 48" (122 cm) or desired length, ending with a row 4. Bind off.
Finishing Sew top and bottom edges together to form a loop. If desired, you can add a double twist in the cowl, or you can make it without a twist (as shown here). Weave in ends.
This free cowl knitting pattern is excerpted with permission from <a href="http://www.stackpolebooks.com/productdetails.cfm?sku=1353&repvendorid=1014&isbn=9780811713535&title=basic-knitting-and-projects">Basic Knitting and Projects</a> by Leigh Ann Chow (Stackpole Books).