Oh So Silky! Cowl by Tanja Osswald

Oh So Silky! Cowl

July 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in back loop only slip stitch
5.5 mm (I)
421 - 437 yards (385 - 400 m)
The cowl is about 16 cm [6.3 inches] deep and has a circumference of 36 cm [14.2 inches], unstretched.
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The cowl is worked sideways flat in turned rows, featuring four horizontal cables and short row shaping. With some of the shaping located between the cables in the front and back, and three short-row triangles each at the sides, the finished cowl stays safely put on the shoulders. The flat crocheted piece is seamed into a cowl shape afterwards, using the invisible seam technique.

This yarn is wonderfully smooth and silky, crochets up fast on account of its thickness, and makes for an especially neat stitch definition in the horizontal cables, the latter of my own invention.

As always, the pattern comes with photo tutorials for all stitches and techniques used,i.e.

  • front loop only slip stitch (F)
  • back loop only slip stitch (B)
  • inverse back loop only slip stitch (iB)
  • horizontal cable
  • invisible seam

Many thanks to Sophie for modeling, to Becky from A Hundred Ravens for her yarn support, to Manfredovna for her translation, and to all my Patreon supporters for their continued patronage, especially Readolotl!


Der Cowl wird seitwärts in Reihen aus Kettmaschen gehäkelt, mit vier horizontalen Zöpfen, einer Technik, die ich erfunden habe. Verkürzte Reihen sorgen dafür, dass er gut auf den Schultern liegt. Er wird mit einer unsichtbaren Naht geschlossen.

Das Garn ist wunderbar weich und seidig und weil es etwas dicker ist, lässt der Cowl sich auch schnell häkeln.

Der Cowl wird aus Kettmaschen gehäkelt. Wie immer erkläre ich alle benutzten Maschen und Techniken in der Anleitung. Das sind

  • vorn eingestochene Kettmaschen (V)
  • hinten eingestochene Kettmaschen (H)
  • von links hinten eingestochene Kettmaschen (liH)
  • horizontale Zöpfe
  • die unsichtbare Naht

Vielen Dank an Sophie fürs Modeln, an Becky von A Hundred Ravens für den yarn support, an Manfredovna fürs Korrekturlesen
und an all meine Unterstützer bei Patreon, insbesondere Readolotl!