Shallows can be knit either as a scarf or a cowl. Both versions are worked flat from one end to the other; the cowl is grafted.
Blocked Dimensions: Cowl: 7 inches/18 cm wide by 52 inches/132 cm long Scarf: 7 inches/18 cm wide by 54 inches/137 cm long
Level of difficulty: Advanced beginner.
Techniques: stockinette stitch, garter stitch, yarnovers, ssk, k2tog, placing beads, and (for the cowl version) a provisional cast-on and grafting.
The stitch pattern is given in written form and in a chart. The scarf requires 102 #6 seed beads; the cowl 96. The pattern includes instructions for placing beads and links to online tutorials for grafting. The beads may be omitted: knit the stitch instead of placing a bead on it.
Sample shown was knit with Swans Island Organic Merino/Alpaca. A suggested substitute yarn is below.