Stay warm and cozy without a lot of bulk! The Streeterville cowl works up quickly, and the linen stitch pattern creates a light and drapey fabric. I designed this for the yarn from one of my early attempts at spinning. The stitch pattern really allows the texture of uneven or thick-and-thin yarns to shine, so it’s great for novice spinners! It softens color transitions too, so works well with self-striping yarns.
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- 175 yds, bulky weight yarn.
- Size K / 6.5 mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker (optional)
Easy – All single crochets and chains, worked in continuous rounds. For more advanced crocheters, starting with foundation single crochet is recommended, but is not required.
Adult – one size fits most. Approximately 7.5 inches x 15 inches when flat (30 inches circumference).
Gauge swatch: 11 sts x 16 rows = 4 inches square in linen stitch pattern as follows. Row 1: Ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st) across. Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc in first sp, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next sp) across to last st,s c in last st. Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next sp) across to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st. Rows 5-16: Repeat rows 3-4 six more times. Exact gauge is not critical.
Measure gauge from pattern – after first 7 rows, your piece should measure about 2.25 inches x 15 inches (flat). Exact gauge is not critical.
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- fsc = foundation single crochet (optional)
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sp(s) = space(s)
- rnd = round
- RS = right side
- Foundation Single Crochet by Moogly
- Tutorial – Continuous rounds and running stitch markers
- Tutorial – Why Continuous Rounds Shift
Note: You may find it helpful to mark the first stitch of each row with a stitch marker or piece of scrap yarn
Rnd 1 (RS): Work 83 fsc, join with sl st to first st. (83 fsc)
OR Ch 84 loosely, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, join with sl st to first sc. (83 sc)
Rnd 2: Do not turn, ch 1, sk first st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st) around, do not join. (41 sc, 42 sps)
Rnds 3-31: Continue working around, without joining or turning. (Sc, ch 1) in each sp, and sk each st. End row 31 with an sc.
Adjustment Row: (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next sp) 7 times. This partial row adjusts for the shift that naturally occurs when working in continuous rounds. After completing this row, you should be directly above the join from round 1.
Rnd 32: Sc in each sp and in each st around. (83 sc)
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Use starting tail to sew the gap closed at the bottom of row 1.
I hope you enjoy making this pattern.
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