I did a simple stockinette stitch using a yarn I got from Joann's that was in a colorway I thought my mom would like.
Interesting facts I learned:
- Stockinette stitch will curl in on itself. If you don't want this to happen, you should border your work with another stitch, like garter stitch.
- Always plan out how much yarn you need and what length you want it to end up. If you just say "I'll just go until I run out of yarn.", you'll likely end up at an odd length where you wish it was either shorter or longer.
- You can make a pretty gather to hide the seam on the back (if you aren't knitting in the round) using the tails you're weaving in.
- I think I personally prefer a regular loop for my cowls, instead of adding a mobius-like twist. But that is just personal preference. :)
It's far from perfect, but I though it was pretty good for my very first try at knitting. :)