It’s cold outside today. And it’s only supposed to get colder (-40 windchill, anybody?) tomorrow. While most of us here in the Midwest are well accustomed to blizzardy winters, it’s a little harder to get used to the record frigid temps this season has been throwing at us.
I mean, when your Siberian Husky wants to hang out inside all day, you KNOW it’s cold.
On top of that, both of my boys are sick, and I’m not feeling so hot, either. Whatever way you look at it, the Langfords aren’t going anywhere for a while. So, I deemed today “Toy Story Marathon Day”! (I never said this was a blog about how to be a perfect mother.) Lucky for me, I have a stash of yarn to experiment on and a couple of little monkeys to cuddle. Really, it’s been a good day so far. 🙂
Here’s a chunky, twisted cowl that I made this morning with Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn (affiliate link). The twist in the cowl helps it to drape beautifully and effortlessly for those of us who are accessory-impaired. There’s no wrong way to wear a twisted cowl!, and this one works up fast.
The ribbing really catches the sun and give the cowl such a gorgeous, textured look. You’re sure to get compliments when you wear your new Chunky Ribbed Cowl, and when people’s jaws drop after hearing that YOU made it, you’ll smile to yourself about how EASY it was! Enjoy!
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CHUNKY RIBBED COWL
Hooks: N (9.00mm)
Yarn: Super Bulky; I used 2 skeins, approx. 162 yards, of Lion Brand’s Hometown USA (affiliate link) in Los Angeles Tan.
- Ch 2 DOES NOT count as starting DC.
- Be sure to count your stitches, as that last DC can be easily skipped when you aren’t paying attention. It’s hard to see, especially when using the ribbing technique.
- Attach your new skein of yarn at the beginning of row 6. You probably won’t have enough yarn to complete row 6 anyway, and putting yarn changes at the seam keeps the rest of the scarf looking nicer.
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With N hook,
FDC 65. Bring ends together as you normally would for crocheting in the round. (Optional: To add a twist to the cowl, take one end and flip it all the way around so that the corner that was at the top will again be at the top.) Join with a SL ST to the top of the first DC. (65)
CH67. DC in 3rd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. (Optional: To add a twist to the cowl, take one end and flip it all the way around so that the corner that was at the top will again be at the top.) Join with a SL ST to the top of the first DC. (65)
Rounds 2-10: CH2, turn. In BLO, DC in each St around. Join with Sl St to top of first DC. (65)
Fasten off; weave in all ends except starting tail. If you used the Foundation Double Crochet method, use that starting tail to sew the gap between the first and last stitches of Round 1 together, then weave in to finish.