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 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!