Monday, 14 December 2015

office block cowl

I had some left overs from another project, fiddled around with the Autumnal Cowl pattern and came up with this!
Slightly larger at approx 23" around, 6" high

You will need:

5.5mm hook
50g (approx) single colour yarn (I used cascade 220 worsted weight)
25g approx hand dyed aran (worsted) weight yarn
Stitch marker (optional)

Notes on the pattern:

  • I changed colour by completing the first part of the sc in the working yarn, then changing to the next colour by doing the YO and pull through with it and dropping the working yarn
  • I worked in the round (continuous rounds without joining) so the cowl is effectively a spiral.
  • To line up the colour changes I worked the last stitch in the first ch sp for the hand dyed.  For the main colour I worked three rounds, the last stitch was effectively the first stitch of the fourth round.  I counted 4 stitches on the diagonal ahead of where I was working.
  • Carry the yarn you are not working up the inside of the cowl to save on sewing in ends!

Pattern begins:
1,  With MC, ch 100, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across.  Ch1 (not to turn) and making sure not to twist sc in second sc of the first row to create a loop

(You might prefer to work 99 FSC or to join the chain at 99 sts and work in the round from the start.  I always get in a tangle so I don't!)

2.  Work *ch1, sk sc, sc in next sc* around, work first part of last sc in first ch of last round, change colour and finish sc

3.  With CC, work *ch1, sk sc, sc in ch sp* around, work first part of sc in first ch of previous round, change to MC and finish sc

From here you will be working 3 rounds in MC (in my case blue) then 1 round in CC (yellow/green/blue hand dyed).  Continue until you have 7 rows of CC

Last 2 rows:
28: (MC) *ch1, sk sc, sc in ch sp* around
29: (MC) sc in each ch sp and sc around.  Sl st for two or 3 sts before fastening off, weave in ends.