Tunnel Vision Cowl
1 skein Malabrigo Arroyo
4.5 mm 16″ circular needle (plus another 16″needle in a similar size)
4.5 mm crochet hook and scrap yarn for cast on and a stitch marker.
Note: This cowl is worked starting with a provisional cast on and then a long tube is knit. The cowl is then doubled up and the ends are sewn together with Kitchener Stitch. If you don’t want to do the provisional cast on and Kitchener Stitch, I suggest that you cast on with long-tail method and bind off normally. You will then sew the ends together (you will end up with a visible seam which can be moved to the inside of the cowl).
Begin: With crochet hook and circular needles, provisionally cast on 110 sts (exact number doesn’t matter). Do not join. Starting with the end you finished with (the chain end), attach your main colour and knit 1 row. Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts and place marker for beginning of round.
Knit, knit, knit until you almost run out of yarn (leaving a couple of yards to work the Kitchener stitch). Cowl should measure double finished length, approx 16-18”. Undo your provisional cast on and place sts onto the spare needle. Fold your fabric inside itself so the two needles are parallel. This can be tricky! Cut your yarn leaving at least 1-2 yards for sewing up. Weave in the strand of main colour from your first row. Kitchener stitch all sts together and “pick” them into place to help match the tension. Tie off your yarn on a horizontal “bar” between the sts and cut the end leaving a few sts. Pull this between the layers of fabric with your crochet hook. Rotate the cowl so your seam is on the inside. Wet block the cowl.
Provisional Cast On: https://ysolda.com/blogs/journal/crochet-provisional-cast-on
Kitchener Stitch: https://www.purlsoho.com/create/kitchener-stitch-video/