Stash Potion Cowl & Scarf


No black magic here! Use up your odds-and-ends of worsted- and fingering-weight yarn with this magical colour-shifting design. Gauge is flexible, just like this pattern!


SIZES: Single-wrap cowl: 30 inches/75 cm; Double-wrap cowl & scarf: 60 inches/150 cm.


YARN: This pattern is designed to use up bits of common yarn weights you probably have in your stash. To do that, choose a combination of one of the following, which will be held together and knit on chunky needles:

  • 2 worsted-weight yarns

  • 1 worsted-weight yarn + 2 fingering-weight yarns

  • 4 fingering-weight yarns

You will need approximately 250 yds/229 m of the bundled yarn for the double-wrap 60”/150 cm cowl/scarf (half this for the single). In other words, each yarn in the yarn bundle will need 250 yds/229 m. (E.g., if you use 2 worsted-weight yarns, you will need 250 yds/229 m of each strand, not a total of that much.) Because different fibres have different weights, I can’t include an accurate weight to go by here. You’ll have to do the math. But if you have plenty of stash yarn to choose from, just keep going until you finish the pattern.

Yarns can all be the same colour (if you have enough), or you can create a fun colour shift by working in different colours as you go. Variegated or self-patterning yarns add another twist. Have fun with it! That’s why it’s a potion!

(Just to give you some idea, though, if you want to use 2 worsted strands, you will likely need between 250-300 g of yarn. My multi-colour sample, which was made with 4 strands of wool-blend sock yarns from various manufacturers, weighs 323 g.)

TOOLS: 10.0 mm/US 15 straight needles (12”/30 cm long is best); yarn needle

GAUGE: 12-12.25 stitches and 17 rows = 10 cm/4 inches over Stockinette Stitch. Gauge is not extremely important for this pattern.

PATTERN INCLUDES: Written instructions. Photo tutorial of cast-ons and Kitchener Stitch. Glossary of stitches. Links to other technique tutorials. 6-pg digital PDF file.

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