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A recent post featured a picture of a cowl being sold at a ski shop for $89.99. It's a lovely cowl, which I believe was knitted with a cashmere/wool blend yarn (possibly by hand, possibly by machine, I've no idea) Here is that original post. Help - What is this pattern?

Anyways, being somewhat Cowl Crazy these days, I felt compelled to take a stab at making one myself using my crochet hook.

Product Purple Textile Creative arts Rectangle
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Not an exact match, but nevertheless I'm pleased with the result. It took one full skein of Loops and Threads Soft and Shiny ... which is incredibly soft, and created an extremely cushy fabric with a nice drape.

It was quick and easy. Once I got going, it only took a few hours .... Just a 14 - 15" tube worked in alternating rounds of hdc and hdc in 3rd loop - round after round, for about 20 inches - until I almost ran out of yarn. The open ends I slip stitched together.

Finished dimensions: 7(ish) inches tall by about 10 - 11 inches across when laid flat. No sewing, no ends to weave in. I used a 5mm crochet hook.

Thanks for looking 馃尲馃檭

By the way, one skein of L & T Soft and Shiny is $5.99
 

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You did a great job! Prices are out of sight in any tourist destination and like Sandiego said, " I can make it cheaper". Of course whether I make it or not is another question, but I take a picture of it with my phone and if I haven't made it within 6 months then I delete it.
 

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Lovely cowl and thanks for sharing how you created it. I haven't seen that yarn before and think I 'need' to go look at our store to see if they have any - it does look nice and soft (even though I am trying not to buy more yarn!)
 

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I applaud your ingenuity and wish I could do what you did.

id love to make one for myself but I'm not smart enough to translate your description into a full set of instructions. How many chains did you cast on?
 

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I applaud your ingenuity and wish I could do what you did.

id love to make one for myself but I'm not smart enough to translate your description into a full set of instructions. How many chains did you cast on?
Thank you 馃挆

Chain 55 - 60 and being careful not to twist the chain, join into a circle. Then you'll be working in the round in a spiral.

Round 1 - hdc around (mark the last stitch)
Round 2 - hdc in 3rd loop around to the marker; make one more hdc in 3rd loop (move marker up and over by one stitch to that final stitch
Round 3 - hdc around to marker (move marker up)

Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 until your tube is appx 20" long (56 rounds)

Slip stitch the open ends together. I made my slip stitches on the inside of tube to about the halfway point. Then I switched and finished slip stitching on the outside of the tube. If your slip stitches blend well with the sitch pattern, you could do them all on the outside of the tube. When it's all done you can play around with the layout so that the best looking side is on he outside of the cowl. It should measure about 7" tall and 10" across when laid flat.

The reason I crocheted one extra stitch every other round before moving the marker, is so that the "line" between the end and beginning of the rounds stayed straight. If I hadn't shifted, the line would have slanted to the right. If I had shifted at every round the line would have shifted to the left.

Hope that helped. 馃尲
 
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