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If you’ve ever stood beside a clear flowing river in the sunlight you may find yourself mesmerised by the light reflecting off the smooth stones below. This light weight infinity Cowl reminds me of such moments.
I picked up this yarn by Northern Bay Fibres while in Woodstock last year for the fleece festival. I fell in love! The colours reflected in it – pinks and purples, blues and browns just spoke to me of a river, the sun reflecting off the clear water as it flowed by. This is a light weight yarn (DK), and it’s blend of wool and silk gives it great drape and shape. It is soft to the touch and I think perfect for this lightweight cowl.
While I fully encourage you to check out some of the gorgeous yarns Northern Bay Fibres has available (YOU MAY DO SO MY CLICKING HERE), you may switch it up with any other light weight yarn such as a Caron Simply Soft Light.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 20 Sc x 16 rows = 4 inches.
Finished Size: 52 inches around, 5 inches wide.
Yarn: Approximately 265 Yards of Cove yarn by Northern Bay Fibres™ (85% polwarth wool, %15 silk 100g, 295 yards); DK weight, colour Stormy Sea.
Or you may substitute this yarn for any light worsted weight yarn (weight 2-3).
Hook: Size F5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Hdc5tog – Half double crochet 5 together – working all in the stitch indicated, yo, insert hook in st and draw up a loop (5 times), yo and draw through all Loops on Hook.
Rpt – repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
Sc3tog – single crochet 3 together
Sl st – slip stitch
Tr – triple crochet
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Ch 1 at beg of row does not count as sc.
- Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc unless stated otherwise.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- Main part of the Cowl is worked in rows, while the edging is worked in rounds.
Row 1: Ch 1, Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each across. Turn. (14 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), hdc in the same st, * Sc in the next st, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, Sc in the next st, [hdc, dc, hdc] in the next st; Rpt from * across ending with a [hdc, dc] in the last st. Turn. (14 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3, sk first 3 sts, * [tr, ch 3, tr] in the next st, sk the next 2 sts **, hdc5tog in next dc; Rpt from * across ending last Rpt at **, dc in the turning ch. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sk first dc and Sc in the next st (counts as a sc2tog), * [sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in the next ch-3 sp ** sc3tog over the next 3 sts; rpt from * ending last Rpt at **, sc2tog over last dc and turning ch. turn.
Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as tr and ch-1), tr in the first st, * sk 2 sts, hdc5tog in next dc, sk next 2 sts **, [tr, ch 3, tr] in next st; Rpt from * ending last Rpt at **, [tr, ch 1, tr] in turning ch. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, hdc in first st, Sc in next ch sp, * sc3tog over next 3 sts **, [sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in next ch-3 sp; Rpt from * ending last Rpt at **, Sc in fifth ch of ch-5, [hdc, dc] in fourth ch of ch-5. Turn.
Rows 7+: Repeat rows 3-6 until Cowl measures approximately 52 inches long ending with a row 6. Turn, ch 1 and Sc in each st across. Fold fabric so that right sides are together and working along short edge and through both thicknesses, sl st across (this will seam the piece together). No need to fasten off.
(Worked in rounds)
Now with work right side out, turn so you are working along the long edge of your Cowl.
Rnd 1: Sc 253 evenly all the way around. Join with a sl st in first Sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sl the first Sc, dc in next Sc, * ch 1, sk next Sc, dc into each of the next 2 sc; Rpt from * around, ch 1, join with a sl st in first ch 3. (84 pairs of dc).
Rnd 3: Ch 1, Sc in the same st as joining, ch 4, Sc in next ch sp, * ch 4, Sc in next ch sp; Rpt from * to end, ending with a ch 2, dc in the first Sc to join.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, Sc in the top of first dc, * 5 dc in next ch-4 sp, Sc in next ch-4 sp; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in first Sc.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Rpt Rnds 1-4 for other side of Cowl. Fasten off, weave in ends.
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