Monday, March 23, 2015

Easy Peasy DC Cowl

One of my favorite fibers to work with is silk.  I carry a fingering weight Merino Wool silk base in my online shop.  It is absolutely, divinely soft.
A few weeks ago, I made a cowl using this base.  This skein was a tester for a color I did last year, and it was sitting around waiting to become something.  I thought a cowl was perfect! 
I chained 215 with an H hook, then worked in double crochet - until I discovered the extended double crochet stitch! So this is half double crochet, half extended double crochet. When I had about 3 yards left I seamed it up using slip stitch, then soaked it in cool water and wool wash. After squeezing out the excess water I just laid it flat to dry, and voilĂ ! It's about 8 inches tall and 72 inches all the way around - it's meant to be wrapped twice.