Hardknott Cowl by Tracey Todhunter
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Hardknott Cowl

Crochet
April 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
5.0 mm (H)
437 yards (400 m)
Short, Long
UK
This pattern is available for free.

Hardknott Pass in Cumbria is one of the steepest roads in England. It’s definitely one of those places that you’d appreciate the warmth of a cowl to keep out the chill!

This simple cowl uses a variation on standard half treble to create a woven appearance. The cowl begins with a foundation half treble and is then worked in spirals, changing colour at the end of each round.

Instructions are given for two sizes, a short, deeper version which sits comfortably around the neck to keep out cold, and a longer, narrower version which can be worn loose over a sweater or wound twice around the neck for a snug fit. Both sizes use only one ball of each shade.

This design showcases the custom colours of Orkney Angora dyed exclusively for Tangled Yarn.

SIZE

S (L): 80 (120)cm / 31.5 ( 47.25)in circumference, 24 (15)cm / 9.5 (6)in deep

MATERIALS

Orkney Angora St Magnus DK (50% wool, 50% angora) 50g / 199m (218 yds)

One ball in each of the following shades:

Short Cowl: MC - Evening Hush, CC - Crimson Glory
Long Cowl: MC - Natural, CC - Wild Watermelon

NEEDLES & NOTIONS

5mm crochet hook & a locking stitch marker