The gauge is not very important with this pattern. The first and last 6 stitches will be knit on both right and wrong side. The pattern is made with multiple of 4+1 stitches. Depending on your yarn and needle you can cast on more or less.
I used 4.00 mm needle while knitting my cowl.
k : knit
p : purl
yo : yarn over
k2tog : knit 2 stitches together
Cast on 49 stitches.
Work in garter stitches for 5 ridges(10 rows).
- (Right Side) k6, p1, (pass the third stitch on your left needle over the first two stitches, knit 1, yo, k1, p1)* , repeat * until you have 6 stitches left, k6
- (Wrong side) k7, (p3, k1)*, repeat * until you have 6 stitches, k6
- (Right Side ) k6, p1, (k3,p1)* , repeat * until you have 6 stitches, k6
- (Wrong Side)k7, (p3, k1)*, repeat * until you have 6 stitches, k6
Repeat these 4 rows until your piece measures 19`. If you want it longer, you can continue the pattern until desired length.
After the 2nd row of the pattern start working in garter stitches. On the 5th row of garter stitch we will make button holes.
k6, yo, k2tog, (k7, yo, k2tog)* , repeat * to the end, k5
Work in garter stitch for 4 rows and cast off.