This pattern has been in the works for the longest time, so it is very, very cool that it is finally seeing the light of day. This is a relatively easy knit, in the round, with textured stitches. As a note on yarn choices, you will need to go for something that you can wear near your face. I recommend a good washable merino yarn, but if you are worried about knitting for someone else and their allergies, you can move towards a cotton or acrylic yarn. I do also recommend making a solid choice about ethical yarn options. Personally I like choosing a local yarn manufacturer (for me Palliser Ridge is really geographically close) or a company like Darn Good Yarn who sell recycled yarns and ethically produced fibres.
Cast on 120 stitches – join in the round.
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit 2, yarn over to create new stitch, knit 2 together. Repeat to the end of the row
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: In the first stitch: knit, yarn over, knit (You now have 3 stitches instead of one) Turn work, purl the 3 stitches, turn work, slip 2 together as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over the knit stitch. Knit 3. Repeat to the end of the row.
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: Purl
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: Knit 2, purl 2. Repeat to the end of the row
Row 12: Knit
Repeat the 12 rows 7 times (or more if you wish for a longer cowl).
Cast off. Darn in the yarn tails.