Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sunday Drive Chunky Cowl


 

A very simple and quick Unisex Adult cowl.  Made with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together, this cowl can be easily made in an evening.  Simple enough for beginners, interesting enough for seasoned crafters.  Guaranteed to keep out the draughts on a cold Winter day!



“Sunday Drive” Chunky Cowl

Materials: 1 skein worsted weight yarn in Colour A (I used Stylecraft Special Aran in “Parchment”).  1 skein worsted weight yarn in Colour B (I used Stylecraft Special Aran in Dark Brown).  1 skein worsted weight yarn in Colour C.  (I used Stylecraft Special Aran in Camel).
This cowl is worked by holding a strand of each of two colours together at the same time.  The stripes come from changing the combination of the two colours held.

6mm hook, yarn needle.


*you can make this any size you wish by making a chain of any multiple of 8*


*Pattern is written in US terms; a chart to convert to UK terms is included at the end.*


Pattern:

Row 1:  With Colour A and Colour B together, Ch 80, join without twisting to form a loop.  Ch3, 1dc in each of the next 2 chain, sk 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch3, 3dc around the post of the dc you just worked, *sk 2 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, sk 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 3 dc around the post of the dc you just worked*; rep to end, sl st to beg ch3.

Row 2:  Ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc; *ch2, sc into ch3 space at the edge of the slanted cluster you made in the row below, ch2, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch2, sc into ch3 space* rep to end, sl st to beg ch3.

Row 3:  Ch3, 1 dc into each of next 2 dc, 1dc into sc, ch3, 3 dc around the post of the dc you just made; *1 dc into each of the next 3 dc, ch3, 3 dc around the post of the dc you just made*; rep to end, sl st to beg ch3.

Row 4:  As Row 2 of pattern

Change to Colour A and Colour C together.

Row 5:  As Row 3 of pattern

Row 6:  As Row 2 of Pattern

Change to Colour A and Colour B together.

Row 7-10:  Repeat Rows 3 and 2 twice.

Change to Colour A and colour C together.

Row 11: As Row 3

Change to Colour A and Colour B together.

Row 12:  As Row 2.

Fasten off.

Turn work over to beginning chain side – With colour A and C, attach yarn at the join and work one row of row 3.

Change to Colour A and Colour B together and work 1 row of Row 2.

Fasten off.

Tidy up ends – your cowl is done!

©AG Handmades 2014





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