Cirrostratus Cowl by Penny Shima Glanz

Cirrostratus Cowl

October 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet
5.5 mm (I)
520 - 620 yards (475 - 567 m)
one size, 24 in (61 cm) deep x 72 in (183 cm) circumference
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Cirrostratus clouds are light wisps that spread out high up in the troposphere. This cowl takes several characteristics from them -- it’s large, thin, and light. The silk mohair worked at such a large gauge creates a slight fuzzy (or hazy) look. However, unlike the clouds that are composed of ice crystals, this cowl will keep you warm and toasty.

Wear it however you wish. I like to twist it upon itself and wear it doubled. Loop it through itself to create a small scarf. While my shoulder width is small, it might be fun to create a gather at one shoulder with a shawl pin and wear it as a poncho.

The long color changes of the ombre help you to change up the look without crocheting a new one--as you loop the cowl, decide which colors you want in front. It is a straightforward design and worked in the round, it’s a project that’s great for working on while watching TV or listening to audio (books/podcasts).

Finished Measurements: 24 in (61 cm) deep x 72 in (183 cm) circumference
Suggested Yarn: 1 skein Artyarns Mohair Ombre 2-ply (60% Mohair, 40% Silk; 86g/3oz; 620 yd / 567 m), shown in color #721
Gauge: 6 sts x 6 rows = 4in (10cm) in double crochet
Suggested Hook & Additional Notions: 5.5 mm/US I crochet hook, 4-5 locking stitch markers to help count the foundation chain
Techniques: Half-double foundation crochet, working in the round without turns, double crochet