Urchin Stripe Cowl by Cal Patch
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Urchin Stripe Cowl

Crochet
September 2015
Light Fingering ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
in double crochet
6.0 mm (J)
64 yards (59 m)
22" circumference, 7" height
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This cowl is worked sideways in back loops only, forming vertical “ribs”. Stripes are created by working two rows of a color, then changing colors. Each color is worked in a different stitch, and so the stripes have varying widths.

The cowl is worked with a large hook for a loose gauge and drapey fabric. Precise gauge is not critical, as the pattern is easily adjusted. You can easily make a longer cowl by lengthening the number of stitches worked in the foundation row.

YARN:
The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering (50% merino wool, 30% baby alpaca, 20% viscose from bamboo; 200 yds/50 gm skein): 32 g total.
Color A: Laguna (approx 5 g)
Color B: Tanager (approx 9 g)
Color C: Manatee (approx 7g)
Color D: Camu Camu (approx 11g)
HOOK: J or 6mm
GAUGE: 15 dc = 4”
MEASUREMENTS: Finished cowl measures flat: 11” wide (or 22” total circumference) by 7” height.