If you want something warm for winter or a pretty gift to give, this was an easy, enjoyable pattern. I made this as a gift for my sister-in-law (shout out to Kim).
Infinity Scarf, Honeycomb Cowl
Finished Measurements: 22 inches in length by 12 inches in width for short version (44 inches in length by 12 inches in width for longer version)
Yarn: 100% superwash merino wool, 225 yards (206 meters), 1 (2) skeins
Needles: One US 8 (5.0mm) 26″ (66 cm) circular needle for short version or One US 8 (5.0 mm) 36″ (91 cm) circular needle for longer version. Change needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
Notions: One stitch marker for beginning of round. One yarn needle for weaving in ends.
Gauge: 5 sts = 1 inch (10 cm) in honeycomb pattern.
Notes: For an in-between size, 1 skein and 160 sts will create a 32 inch long by 8 inch wide cowl. 2 skeins at 160 sts will create a 32 inch long by 16 inch wide cowl.
Pattern Stitch: Slip Stitch Honeycomb
Note: When working rounds 2 and 4, slip as if to purl and keep yarn in front)
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: *Purl 1, slip 1 wyif* repeat across round
Round 3: Kint
Round 4: *Slip 1 wyif, Purl 1* repeat across round
Cast on 110 (220) stitches. Being careful not to twist stitches, place marker and join for working in the round. Knit 4 rounds.
Repeat the 4 rounds of “Slip Stitch Honeycomb Pattern” above until work measures approximately 11 inches. Make sure that you have enough yarn left over for the following: Knit 3 rounds and bind off loosely.