Originally, I had named this Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered, as I was having a hard time improvising a chevron design. I finally found a pattern and modified it for my use. Once I started to see the pattern, it reminded me of Cupid’s arrows.
The pattern was easy to follow. I did not want to make one as wide as the pattern indicated, so it took some time to figure out my starting chain number. After that, I had the pattern in my head by the second row.
Loved the new seaming idea.
I have a friend that expressed interest in this cowl, as I was making it. If she doesn’t want it, it will be donated to charity.
Formerly known as Magnificent Seven until I realized a killer queen would be more likely to employ a henchman that would actually have cause to wear an executioner’s hood.
Dimensions: 26-inch width x 23.5-inch height
I have been wanting a hood for a long time, as it keeps me warm during these freezing months in my un-insulated home. And this one certainly works just fine for me. I had started a project like this previously, but I had started at the neck and it was not snug, and an ugly color, and I just didn’t like it, and I finally donated to charity. Anyway, I started this one with the hood which I intentionally made extra deep and big. I used the moss stitch because I really like that one.
The collar was a bit tricky, not knowing whether to start from the beginning of a standard circle formula or to work into the circle pattern, as if continuing. I made the right choice in continuing, but only complicated things by trying to continue working in moss stitch. Working one side removed all the desired texture. Did the last row in half-double-crochet, hoping to round the points and relieve the curl.
The collar is a different color, as I had been working with scrap yarn to get the design down.
I dive into my stash revealed some acrylic rug yarn, most likely super bulky weight. Good opportunity to rid myself of it, but unsure about amount of super bulky yarns in my stash. I know I have some Lion Brand Homespun, but I think that is bulky. Oh well, I can always leave as a UFO until such time I acquire more super bulky yarns. It could happen…just read what happened with Like A Prayer.
I am crocheting this using a US K, which seems smaller than what one would normally use for super bulky; this leads me to believe I can use the LB Homespun, without checking.
Final distribution of this project remains undetermined, as to gift, self or charity.
This was an easy one day knit. I cast on nine stitches. The scarf was worked in garter stitch, slipping the first stitch purl-wise and knitting the last stitch through the back loop.
The color change was worked by alternating rows.
Dimensions: 84-inch length x 4-inch width (dark blue end)/3-inch width (light blue end)
Both yarns are unknown and man-made fibers. The dark blue was thicker than the light blue, which is the reason for the differing widths. If I was forced to make an educated guess, I would guess that the dark blue is Lion Brand Homespun, but have no idea about the light blue.
This yarn crocheted into a pattern that reminds me of the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia.
There is no pattern…improvised. Foundation chain of twenty on a J hook. Row 1 for each ball of yarn was double crochet, followed by single crochet. Ended with a slip stitch seam.
I could add a border, but I thing without a “fun” border, the cowl is more unisex in design.
About The Yarn
Fiber Content: Man-made, per burn test Color: Multicolor, including off-white, dark grey, copper, moss green.* Weight: 5, Bulky+
It reminded me of Lion Brand Homespun, so I looked up their tool recommendations and used that to select my hook size. The yarn works up well on a Susan Bates hook, used because of the thread used to contain the ply.
* Color assignations by Hooker Leo
+ Yarn weight borrowed from Lion Brand Homespun
Anna Sun represents the use of all my heavier, bulky-weight yarns. Again, because there are different weights of yarn with different fiber contents (man-made and natural, all per burn test), there is some cinching of the width in some places, and again, if the cowl is doubled- or triple-wrapped during wear, the cinching becomes unnoticeable.