Here in Ontario we have entered the depths of winter! Right before Christmas we woke up to our first significant snow fall, and then again on Christmas Day, woke up to another 20 cm of snow!
The other day while watching the snow fall during the storm I was reminded of this beautiful stitch. The snow wasn’t falling gently, it wasn’t very serene. Instead it was blowing on the diagonal, and all I wanted to do was curl up in something luxurious and warm!
This was the beginning of the Winter Blizzard Cowl. If I found myself caught out in the midst of that snow fall, this was the cowl I would have wanted. It’s thick in texture, warm and large enough to pull over one’s head to provide extra style, but not to mention warmth from the elements!
Since their release this past year, I have been working a lot with the new Caron Cakes, and more recently the Sprinkle Cakes. They are a super bulky weight yarn with a wool blend. I love the look of the tweed and the Vanilla Bean Colour with it subtle grey and cream.
I hope that you’ll quickly fall in love with this mesmerising stitch, the luxuriousness and warmth of this super bulky infinity cowl.
For this project you’ll need a 10 mm hook and four Caron Sprinkle Cakes. As an alternative yarn you may use any super bulky weight yarn such as Bernat Softee Chunky. Don’t forget a mug of hot chocolate!
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Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Frdc (Front Raised Double Crochet) – yo, insert hook from the front around the stem of the dc in the row below from right to left, then complete the stitch in the usual way.
Picot – sc, ch 3, sl st in the top of sc just made.
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rounds.
- Ch 1 at beg of rnd does not count as sc.
- Ch 3 counts as double crochet (dc) unless otherwise stated.
- Weave in ends as needed.
Ch 133. Being careful not to twist ch, join with a sl st in first chain to make a round.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around. Join with a sl st in first sc. (133 sc).
Rnd 2: Ch 3, sk first st, *sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, working back in the 2 sts just skipped, dc in the first skipped stitch; rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in the top of beginning ch 3. (44 crossed dc).
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch space around. Join with a sl st in the first sc. (133 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, sk first sc, *sk next 2 sc, dc in next st, ch 1, 1 Frdc (See “Stitches and Abbreviations) around the dc below the first of the 2 sc just skipped; rpt from * to last st, join in the top of beginning ch 3.
Continue in pattern repeating rounds 3 and 4 until cowl reaches approximately 13.5 inches (or desired thickness). End with a Rnd 3 Round. Do not fasten off.
Edging (Countinue working in rounds):
Top Edge: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *ch 3, sl st in top of sc just made (Picot made), sc in the next 4 sts; rpt from * around, join in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Bottom Edge: With right side facing, join yarn with a sl st in first st of bottom edge. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *ch 3, sl st in top of sc just made (Picot made), sc in the next 4 sts; rpt from * around, join in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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