Diagonal Cowl

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Poor Francine has lost her nose. – I think the cat ate it. Don’t let her catch you looking – she’s very sensitive about it!!

This cowl is almost an infinity scarf. It can be worn doubled, over the head, or around the shoulders. The yarn is warm but not overly so.

10mm Tunisian hook with long cable
Stitch markers (optional)
Darning needle
3 skeins of Berroco Remix, 1 skein each of a different colour. I chose 3 neutrals from a similar palette for a graduated look. You choose whatever you like 🙂

Gauge: not terribly important. The finished scarf is about 45cm/18″ high and about 162cm/60″ wide. The scarf will grow greatly, mostly in height, when worn.

The top and bottom edges will curl. This was not a big deal for me, but for some it is a pet peeve. Youtube has a lot of videos where other crocheters offer their methods for dealing with the curl. I’m not concerned so I won’t be offering up too much advice 🙂

Basic Tunisian Eyelet Lace:

Note that the working loop on the hook corresponds to the very first edge stitch, which is not worked. This lace pattern will create a straighforward rectangle. Instructions for the diagonal shaping are included below this.

Row 1: (TSS2tog, YO) Repeat across to last stitch, TSS in last stitch. Work standard return pass.
Row 2: TSS in each stitch across, treating eyelet holes as stitches. Work standard return pass.

Repeat these two rows for the basic lace pattern. Work a standard BO on pattern row 2 to finish the work.

Diagonal Eyelet Lace:

Work increase (Inc) by picking up a loop in the space between two stitches.

Row 1: Inc, *(TSS2tog, YO) Repeat from * across to last stitch, TSS in last stitch. Work diagonal return pass as follows: YO, pull through 2 loops across. This balances the increase at the beginning with a decrease at the end to create the slant.
Row 2: Inc, TSS in each stitch across, treating eyelet holes as stitches. Work diagonal return pass.

Repeat these two rows for the diagonal lace pattern. Work a standard BO on pattern row 2 to finish the work.

Ch 130

Foundation row: flip the chain and pick up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd chain from the hook and each one across. 130 loops on the hook. Work standard return pass.

Follow Diagonal Lace Pattern for slanted scarf or Basic Pattern for rectangle scarf.

Stripe pattern:

Colour A: 8 pattern repeats
Colour B: 8 pattern repeats
Colour C: 8 pattern repeats (last row of 8th repeat is the BO row)

Weave in ends. Sew buttons on the 4th, 12th, and 20th pattern repeats or whipstitch both ends together.

Copyright 2015 Nicole Cormier. 

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