I can't claim this is my own pattern, or that it's original even in the slightest. Inspired by Jared Flood's ribbed, striped scarf, I made this simple cowl.
In case you'd like to make one yourself, here's the simple recipe.
November Cowl Recipe
1 skein Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Verde Esperanza pictured) - Used for the Main Color (MC)
2 skeins (about 1.5, actually) Noro Silk Garden (#211 pictured) - Used for the Contrast Color (CC)
US 9 needles (I used circulars)
Spare needle (for three needle bindoff)
Measurements: 30" circumference; 11" wide
Gauge: 10 sts = 2" in 1x1 rib
1x1 Rib Stitch Pattern:
Row 1: K1, *P1, K1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P1, *K1, P1; rep from * to end.
Cooking Instructions :)
With MC, cast on 69 sts (any odd number will do).
Continuing with MC, work in 1x1 rib stitch pattern, repeating those two rows until the piece measures 30" from cast on edge.
As you work the rib pattern, switch from MC to CC every two rows, twisting the yarns up the side of the work to form a neat edge.
End after you have completed Row 1 with the MC.
Using MC, work a three needle bindoff.
Tips for the bindoff: Using the spare needle, pick up 69 sts along the cast on edge. Fold the piece in half so that the bindoff and cast on edges meet - do not twist or you will make a mobius. Knit one stitch from the bindoff edge together with one stitch from the cast on edge. This acts as one stitch - now pass stitches over as you would during a normal bindoff process.
Weave in all of the ends. Wear! I did not block this piece in order to keep the squishy ribbing intact.