I had a hank of Berroco Campus that I purchased as souvenir yarn at ImagiKnit in San Francisco a few months ago that I'd been trying to decide what it was meant to be. I'd finally gotten some downtime from my 'real' job this weekend and set out to create what I'd come up with in my mind.
I love the shawls that can be worn as triangle kind of scarves but they don't usually stay in place or fit around my neck right. I thought something like a cowl would be good to fix those aspects.
Since I just created as I knit, and only have the one example, I'm posting my directions as a free pattern here.
Berroco Campus is a 130 yard wool/acrylic/alpaca blend bulky yarn. I used size 11 circulars as I have a tendency to be a tight knitter.
CO 54 stitches and join in the round, place a marker at the join
Knit one row, *purl one row, knit one row, purl one row, knit four rows, purl one row*, knit six rows, Repeat * to * one more time
Place a marker on stitch 27
Knit six rows, increasing on the first stitch, the stitches before and after the markered 27th stitch, and the second to last stitch
Purl one row, knit one row, purl one row, knit one row, BO stitches between markers and knit the rest of the row
The cowl portion is complete and the triangle part will be worked next
Purl one row
Work decrease row as follows K2tog, k to last two, slip one, knit one, psso
[Knit one row, knit one decrease row, purl one row, knit one decrease row, purl one row, knit one decrease row, purl one row *Purl 2tog, purl to last two, slip one, purl one, psso, purl one row*, Repeat * to *, knit one decrease row, purl one row, knit one decrease row] two times
Knit one row, knit one decrease row, *purl one row, knit one decrease rows*, repeat
BO last three stitches
Optional fringe: Cut 38 12 inch long pieces of yarn, use a crochet hook to add on at the purl rows as well as three evenly spaced in the 6 knit rows