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