Our LYS (Local Yarn Shop) tour attracts knitters from far and near for four days of fun, prizes and special patterns. In 2012 our lacy crocheted cowl, designed by Carol Lansinger, appealed to new and seasoned crocheters alike. The mind-bending magic of a moebius loop adds a clever twist to that simplest of stitches, single crochet.
Small cowl: Approx. 24"/61 cm around x 11"/28cm deep.
Large cowl: Approx. 38"/97cm around x 15"/38cm deep.
Small cowl: Shown lower right: 1 skein Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/210m), Color 597. Or approx. 229 yds/210m of an equivalent lace-weight mohair yarn.
Large cowl: Shown lower left: 2 skeins Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/210m each), Colors 659 and 600. Or shown lower center: 1 skein Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (460 yds/420m), Color 357. Or approx. 458 yds/419m of an equivalent lace-weight mohair yarn.
US L (8mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
Approx. 10—11 sc = 4"/10cm, lightly blocked.
Your initial chain is very important. Take the time to work it evenly, so that when you single crochet into both sides, you have a relaxed and even-looking strip. This becomes the center of your cowl, and will be visible however you style the finished piece.