Friday, February 25, 2011

The Fanfare Cowl



I am so thrilled to be able to share my cowl here, and be a part of the design team!

This cowl was designed for the UK magazine, Inside Crochet, issue #8.  It is made up of simple stitches, and finished up with a little surface crochet  to define the "pleats".  I think this detail is its crowning glory.  Surface crochet is one of my favorite crochet techniques, and I use it often in my designs and freeform work.  This pattern is a great introduction to this technique if you have never tried it.

It is a versatile pattern that could be used to make a belt, by adjusting the length and width of the cowl and the tie.  You could also weave satin ribbon or a skinny silk scarf through the cowl, instead of the crocheted tie, for an instant transformation to match a particular outfit.








Skill level:  Intermediate

(Written in US crochet terms)

MATERIALS:

Yarn:  Berroco Inca Gold, 80% 
merino wool, 20% silk, 50g/ 113m/ 
122yds, WPI 9. 
Color A: Verde Azulado, #6418 
(one skein). 
Color B: Purpura, #6409 (one 
skein). 
Hook size:  (G) 4mm, or size to 
obtain gauge. 


Price:  $2.95