The 'weekend luxury infinity' cowl pattern is an easy free pattern knitnscribble has knit over and over again. With plenty of winter left, I've knitted a replacement for one of the first ones made for our daughters. It was stolen from a coat check in New York, gr-r-r!
Since knitting the first of these beautiful basketweave cowls, there are some changes. The scarf is knit in multiples of six stitches, an easy pattern knit on large needles, using two strands of yarn. So to increase the width, add six stitches. This infinity cowl is knit in one long piece, you can either sew the ends together or graft them, using a provisional cast-on, or leave it long as a scarf. The finished length for this cowl pattern is about 40 inches, so for a scarf pattern you'll need more length and obviously more yarn.
Knitnscribble used no longer available Mirasol K'acha and a mohair coordinating yarn for the first ones, but you can use any two soft yarns for this knitting project. The gauge is about 2.5 sts to the inch on a US 13 or 9 mm needle.
For this one I used one skein of Berroco's Ultra Alpaca, a 50/50 yarn with great yardage and good value, $10.95 a skein, 215 yds, and almost three skeins of Idena's Fame, a mohair blend novelty yarn on sale at my LYS, Knitting Corner in Middletown, RI. Total purchase for this scarf was $22.00.
With 30 stitches cast-on, using these two yarns, the finished unblocked width is about 12 inches.
Here's the link for the free cowl pattern: "Weekend Luxury Infinity Cowl." You'll find even more free patterns for cowls and scarf knitting and crochet in the suggested links below. Happy knitting and crochet!