Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Noro Cowl

After finishing the Stevenson Sweater I felt the need for something fast and colourful to crochet. I'd been eyeing up the Noro yarns for a while and decided to take a couple of colour ways of the Silk Garden Lite home with me to experiment with. I had an idea of making a deep cowl to keep me warm on my winter dog walks. I'd seen the beautiful Chameleon blanket by Tracy St. John on Ravelry and was keen to use the the same pattern but join it up to make a tube. It grew really quickly (and ate up the yarn at an alarming rate!) and once joined, all I had to do was decide on the edging. I wanted something robust and tubular so I did a row of slip stitches along the edges and from there did 4 rows of double crochet. I stitched the edge of this to the inside edge of the cowl and thereby enclosed the loops of yarn that had been carried up one side of the rows. I got the idea of using the slip stitches to create a neat edge from Pinterest and I'm really pleased with how it worked.

I used 5 balls of the Silk Garden Lite but had most of the fifth ball left over so today I've had fun making butterflies. I think I'll use the rest for some corsages - the Christmas Craft Fair that I take part in is fast approaching and I need to build up my stock!


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