The Elephants Child Cowl
“Then the Elephant’s Child put his head down close to the Crocodile’s musky, tusky mouth, and the Crocodile caught him by his little nose, which up to that very week, day, hour, and minute, had been no bigger than a boot, though much more useful.” Rudyard Kipling, The Elephant’s Child. With help from the Bi-Coloured Python Rock Snake, the elephant’s child was able to get away from that crocodile, but not until his poor nose had been stretched this way and that way until it had become a trunk.
Like the elephant’s nose, this infinity loop scarf pulls a self-striping sock yarn this way and that way to create color blocks and mitered stripes. Knit flat in garter stitch, it is finished with a fancy loop (or plain) edge and seamed to make a fully reversible piece.
Small: 10 inches by 55 inches (25 by 140 cm)
Large: 10 inches by 60 inches (25 by 152 cm)
Includes bonus file containing instructions for 4 different clasp options to accessorize your cowl.
Suggested Yarn: Knit Picks Felici (Fingering Weight)
Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
Yardage: 430-600 yards (393-549m)
Gauge: 16 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches (10cm)