Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Season of Gold: A cowl pattern

I absolutley do not need any more scarves, cowls or wraps.

I have loads, I really do.



But when I found this GORGEOUS yarn in a local yarn shop, I fell in love and knew I wanted to wear it around my neck. 
  

You see, it's baby llama and it truly is the most beautifully soft yarn I have ever squidged in my entire life. 
And it's the most perfect Autumnal gold colour, too.
AND it was on sale....

...So I grabbed the last three skeins and ran out of the shop (after paying, obvs), laughing with glee.


I knew exactly what I wanted and found my crochet hook.

And I'm not taking it off.
Ever.


If you'd like to make one (to add to your 'I-do-not-need-any-more-scarves pile'), then here's the pattern (UK first, US below). 

You can use any yarn in any weight with any hook - just make sure you go up a hook size or two to create a lovely, soft drape; simply adjust the foundation chain to suit, making sure it's an even number and you're good to go ...

Enjoy!

Sarah xx

I used:
3 x 50g / 100m balls of Mirasol Llama Una in Mustard (shade 8204)
5mm hook.

Yarn alternative:
Any dk or aran yarn and hook to match

UK Pattern
ch 88, sl st into 1st ch to join round.
Row 1: 1ch (doesn’t count as a stitch here and throughout), (1htr, 1tr) in next st, sk 1 st, *(1dc, 1tr) in next st, sk 1 st; repeat from * around, 1dc in last st. Sl st into 1ch to join round, turn.
Row 2: 1ch, (1htr , 1tr ) in 3rd st from hook,  sk 1 st, *(1dc, 1tr) in next st, sk 1 st; repeat from*, 1dc in last st. Sl st into 1ch to join round, turn.
Rows 3 – until yarn runs out: Repeat row 2
Fasten off and weave in ends.


US Pattern
ch 88, sl st into 1st ch to join round.
Row 1: 1ch (doesn’t count as a stitch here and throughout), (1hdc, 1dc) in next st, sk 1 st, *(1sc, 1dc) in next st, sk 1 st; repeat from * around, 1sc in last st. Sl st into 1ch to join round, turn.
Row 2: 1ch, (1hdc, 1dc ) in 3rd st from hook,  sk 1 st, *(1sc, 1dc) in next st, sk 1 st; repeat from*, 1sc in last st. Sl st into 1ch to join round, turn.
Rows 3 – until yarn runs out: Repeat row 2
Fasten off and weave in ends.


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6 comments:

  1. "No baby llamas were harmed in the production of this cowl".
    I just knew you would have that disclaimer at the end of your post! HA!
    Lovely pattern, you are a doll to share it.

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    1. Kay, you’re absolutely right!
      Glad you like it 😘😘
      Have a fab week,
      Sarah

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  2. Adorable. I am not keen on mustard.....but that's when I eat it....this colour will do me fine :-) Many thanks for sharing this pattern!

    keep well

    Amanda x

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    1. Haha!! That’s great, Amanda- and you’re very welcome.
      Wishing you a lovely week,
      Sarah

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Sarah Xx