Knit a slouchy cowl collar One of the hottest accessories this winter, a slouchy cowl collar is also one of the warmest to wear. By Jo Calvert Designed by Janet ClarkPhotography by Alvaro Goveia 2008-12-17 00:00:00 This story was originally titled "Cosy Collar" in the February 2009 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue! Easy enough for a beginner to knit, our cowl is this season's favourite grey, but the soft undyed yarn comes in a range of five shades naturally produced by the sheep (find a colour card and your nearest retailer at www.diamondyarn.com).Finished cowl is 45.5 cm (18 ins) high.One-size cowl is worked in ribbing throughout. Standard abbreviations are used. Recommended for beginners.You need:8 balls (50 g) Sirdar Eco Wool DK pure wool yarn, No. 204 FlintOne 4 mm circular needle, 60 cm long, OR whichever needle you require to produce the tension given belowTapestry needleTension: 22 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm (4 ins) in stocking stitch. Work to exact tension with specified yarn to obtain satisfactory results. TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK TENSION. To make:Cast on 300 sts; join in rnd.Work [k2, p2] ribbing until cowl from beg measures 45.5 cm (18 ins); cast off in rib.With tapestry needle, weave in ends. For more patterns check out Easy and free knitting patterns!