This is a tighter, slightly lighter, possibly more ‘manly’ version of the Snow Day Cowl.
Take a skein of bulky yarn ( 7wpi) & circular 6mm needles. I used Symfoni Love Garn, and just needed to start a second skein to get the depth I required, which was 10 inches.
If you prefer a worsted yarn such as malabrigio worsted could be used (9wpi), but cast on another 4 or 8 stitches.
Cast on 72 stitches & join
Knit a row, purl a row, knit a row, purl a row to give a ‘garter stitch’ edge. I knit 3 rows of each to give three garter stitch ‘bumps’.
Change to ‘garter stitch rib’ i.e. 1 row k2, p2 & then 1 row all knit.
Continue until cowl is almost the required length.
Repeat ‘garter stitch edge’ & bind off loosely.
Serve with a good warm jacket & stay toasty warm!
The finished gaiter has a circumference of 22 inches, giving a closer fit (but not too close). For a turtle or polo type fit, either use 5mm needles or cast on 68 stitches.