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This is simply a large rectangle, folded in half and seamed up one side leaving a neck hole.

It is knitted with a very soft fuzzy yarn on large needles, which allows for lots of drape.

If you're a new knitter, a project like this is an excellent way to get really comfortable with the process of knitting AND end up with something cool to wear when you're done!

model: Megan Reardon

One size

width: 30 inches
length: 24 inches

[when laid flat, opened]



[MC]GGH Esprit [100% Nylon; 80 m per 50 g ball]; color 02 red; 3 balls.
[CC]GGH Esprit [100% Nylon; 80 m per 50 g ball]; color 16 orange; 2 balls.

1 24-inch or longer US #15/10 mm circular needle
tapestry needle



7.5 sts/13 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch


CO loosely 30 MC [red] and 20 CC [orange] sts.

Work in garter st for 60 inches.
Twist the two yarns together where they meet on each row.

On a row that begins with CC [orange], BO very loosely, with a larger needle if necessary.

Do not cut the MC yarn.
Leave a very long red tail, approximately 3 yards/meters.


Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise.

Starting from the corner where you finished binding off, use the tail of red yarn to seam along the red towards the folded side.

You may want to thread a contrasting color yarn along with this just so you can see where your seam is. Because of the nature of the yarn, you can get away with a simple seam.

Leave a neck hole of about 14 inches, or as appropriate for your head.

Then, knot it, clip it and weave in the end. Weave in all other ends and you're done.

By the time you read this, Megan will be living in Seattle!