Twisted Slouchy Cowl
09/30/2012 Thanks to test knitters on Ravelry: spinlady35 (Tracy), eledixon (Eleanor), Christine07 (Christine) and Rachelpbp (Rachel). Your comments and feedback have been invaluable.
The original used cast on and cast off. The hints contain instructions to hold stitches and do provisional cast-ons instead.
However, this has not been test knit with these instructions, so tread carefully and let me know if you see problems.
The two things that make this advanced are the twisting of the work as you knit around the previous section, and the amount of grafting that is done. Also, if you hold stitches and graft/pickup as you go it can get pretty twisted up as you work. Take a moment to lay it out and you will find that it is all manageable.
Errata: Thanks to test knitter Tracy.
Comment 1: Ring 1: what do you do with the 50 stitches from Ring 1 that are on the waste yarn.
Answer: Added a comment to say that these 50 stitches will be knit when you are doing Ring 4.