Not long ago, across my Facebook feed, came a post from Whistle and Ivy.
It was a guest post by The Fire Fly Hook for a cowl – Cowgirl Meets Minneapolis.
I saved the link and yesterday, I sat down and made it in a few hours.
The pattern calls for sport weight yarn, but I decided to use RedHeart Yarn’s Boutique Treasure in Watercolors.
I have a plethora of this yarn in different colors…found for $1.00/skein at A.C. Moore.
I love the completed project!
I used a little over 1 skein of yarn and a 6mm hook.
I made some slight modifications.
I’m not a fan of putting things over my head or wearing anything tight around me neck (turtleneck shirts and sweaters never enter my house).
This is to be a rather tight fitting cowl that is joined in the back.
I opted to make it a little wider and used a button to close.
I enlarged it by adding to the cowl section.
Starting at the end of Row 4, I made a 90degree turn, chained 1 and did 4 SC down the ends of Row 1-4.
Then back up and then followed the pattern as written.
I did this on both sides (adding a horizontal row of SC’s) to each remaining row.
I created a button hole and sewed a brown button on.
My cowl fits a little looser, which is good as this yarn is a tad itchy.
However, I love how the colors turned out!
I found this pattern very easy and may make another in a softer, more luxurious yarn.
This weeks Yarn Along read is a very light one-Cozy Christmas Shorts: Holiday Short Story Collection by various authors.
Quick, light holiday mystery short stories.
I also downloaded Janet Evanovich’s Turbo Twenty Three (audio version) from Overdrive.
I LOVE the woman who narrates these books!
Happy Reading & Crocheting!
Find me on Ravelry: MrsMcD918
Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along
RedHeart Boutique Treasure
Furls Odyssey 6mm Hook
Linked to: The Philosopher’s Wife, Its All About Crochet, Too Much Time on My Hands, Moogly