In the beginning
In the beginning is an apt name for this pattern as it is my first knitting pattern and secondly it is a beginner level pattern, perhaps an advanced beginner, as you will have to know how to knit. If you have, however, been a little intimidated by stranded colourwork, this would be a simple pattern to ease into it.
Stranded colourwork knitting was a new scary concept for me until I tried it, and now I am hooked. While at first two-handed stranded colourwork knitting may feel a bit awkward and somewhat clumsy, keep practising and you will get the hang of it.
The pattern is a little busy, but its intentionally so, to help gain expertise in colourwork, but after every pattern repeat there are rounds of single colour to allow you a little break also. Most of the stitches in this pattern do not exceed 3 sts of the same colour, which makes it very easy for you to knit without worrying about catching the floats. Even if you stuck to your one-handed knitting style (either continental or English) you can easily knit this up in no time at all. I do, however, have just 3 rounds of the pattern that may require you to catch the float, but again only if you want to, the colour does not span over 5 sts, so it’s still basically a short enough float to look quite neat and tidy on the reverse (see pic).
This pattern is easily customisable, and I therefore include the option of an infinity/mobius scarf as well as a cowl. This pattern is available on Ravelry here.