You only need to know the two basic stitches (knit and purl) to make this comfy cardi. Two yarns held together create a beautiful tweedy texture; easy pattern makes it a lovely meditative Netflix-friendly project.
Many knitters use this method for neat and straight vertical edges of their work (including myself)
You can make this easy beginner-friendly cowl scarf in one evening
2nd part of the lovely chain free pattern: worked in the round
1st part of the free pattern: worked flat in rows