Sunday, January 23, 2011


I am finally posting about my finished cowl!  I found this piece to be fast to work up and fairly simple.  I hope all of you felt the same!  I got many questions here and there about different things that I hope to cover, but I am worried I will miss many of them.  I will try to address the ones I can remember, but PLEASE leave a comment here with any question you had about the piece and I will follow up later this week.  PROMISE!

First, here is my finished piece.  The hat was another project I completed recently and I wanted to share that too :-)  Please forgive the poor picture quality and reflection of my glasses.

I absolutely love how this cowl turned out!  It is extremely warm and I have even thought about adding a flower to it to jazz it up a bit.  What do you think?

Okay, now to answer a few questions:

Why are there so many different stitches?
There is really no reason to switch between the different stitches.  It is more than likely to switch the look of the cowl up a bit.  You could very well continue this piece in all single crochets, or all half double crochets, or double crochets. 

Please help me with the slip stitch at the end of each round:
The slip stitch at the end of the round is how you complete each row.  If you remember at the beginning of each row you start by chaining.  When ending the row you make a slip stitch into the top of this chain (really into any hole at the top).  You slip stitch by placing your hook into a space at the top of the chain, yarn over, and pull through all loops on the hook.  I hope that helps.

Could you please measure you finished piece:
At completion my cowl measured 14" long and about 14" wide. 

As I said, please leave comments with any of your other questions.  Sorry this took so long for me to get to, but hopefully I can help now! :-)

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1 comment:

  1. Once I figured out what on earth I was doing, I went crazy for this cowl - I've made 3 already and plan to make 2 more! They whip up so fast and they're so much easier to deal with than a scarf. Looooove it. Can't thank you enough for posting this tutorial! Since my background is knitting, the repetition of this pattern helped make crocheting "stick" in my brain.



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