The key to this cowl is to use a chunky yarn in a vibrant colour.
I knitted this cowl to keep me warm on my honeymoon in New Zealand. It certainly did the trick!
C3F - Slip 3 stitches onto a cable needle and hold in the front of your work. Knit the next 3 stitches on the left-hand side needle then, knit the 3 stitches on the cable needle.
C3B - Slip 3 stitches onto a cable needle and hold at the back of your work. Knit the next 3 stitches on the left-hand side needle, then knit the 3 stitches on the cable needle.
Cast on 37 stitches.
Knit 3 rows of garter stitch.
Row 1: K10, P2, K6, P1, K6, P2, K10
Row 2: Slip 1, K11, P6, K1, P6, K12
Row 3: Slip 1, K9, P2, K6, P1, K6, P2, K10
Row 4: As Row 2
Row 5: As row 3
Row 6: As row 2
Row 7: As row 3
Row 8 As row 2
Row 9 Slip 1, K9, P2, C3F, P1, C3B, P2, K10
Row 10: As row 2
Rows 2 - 9 form the cable pattern of the cowl and once you start knitting, it comes together very quickly.
Knit until you have the desired length for your cowl. In my case, 80cm. Bind off, join together and weave in any loose threads.