The Winston Cowl is the companion to the Winston Hat I designed and made right before Christmas. I loved the look of this stitch pattern so much, I wanted to try it with other projects.
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Like the Winston Hat, the Winston Cowl is totally unisex, but this one is mine! I designed it to be long enough to wear doubled around the neck for extra warmth or hanging in front as a fashion piece. I also designed a removable tab so you could cinch the Winston Cowl in various configurations (you must know by now that I love pieces that provide different looks).
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I used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch worsted weight yarn in three colors for my samples. I really loved working with this yarn. It is a soft 80% acrylic/20% wool blend with a beautiful sheen and wonderful stitch definition and best of all it is washable and comes in over 30 beautiful colors, so you are sure to find the perfect yarn for every project!
Click the photo below for the coordinating Winston Hat Pattern!
Winston Cowl Instructions
Size: 9″ x 42″ long
Made with worsted weight yarn, I used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch (208 yards per skein) in three colors.
- Color 1 – Ash – 1 skein
- Color 2 – Satsuma – 1 skein
- Color 3 – Cream – 80 yards
1″ button for tab (one)
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
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Gauge: 14 sts x 7 rows in pattern stitch = 4” (see rounds 3 to 6 for pattern stitch)
BPdc – back post double crochet
ch – chain
dc –double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl – slip
st(s) – stitch(es)
- Beginning ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- Join rounds with sl st to first st of round.
- Start each round in same stitch as join.
- Repeat instructions within [ ] as indicated.
- When a stitch is followed by a number work that stitch in the number of stitches indicated. Example: hdc 2 means work a hdc in the next 2 sts.
- When a stitch is preceded by a number, work that number of stitches in the next stitch. Example 2hdc means work 2 hdc in the next st.
- Weave ends as you work.
- Stitch count will be the same throughout the design.
- To change size, adjust beginning chain in multiples of 4.
- Colors 2 and 3 are always worked from the inside of the cowl. Color 1 is always worked from the outside of the cowl.
- Do not fasten off at color changes, instead, leave the yarn not in use on the inside of the cowl and pick up the color as needed.
Round 1: With Color 1, ch 152 or any multiple of 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring, ch1, sc in each ch to end, join.
Round 2: Ch1, sc in each st to end, join.
Round 3: Join Color 2, ch4 (counts as dc + ch1), turn, skip 1, [dc 1, ch 1, skip 1] to end, join to 3rd ch of beginning ch4.
Round 4: Turn, with Color 1, ch1, [sc 1, working in front of ch1 of previous round, dc in st 2 rows below, sc 1, working in back of ch1 of previous round, dc in st 2 rows below], repeat to end, join.
Round 5: Join Color 3, ch4 (counts as dc + ch1), turn, skip 1, [dc 1, ch 1, skip 1] to end, join to 3rd ch of beginning ch4.
Round 6: Turn, with Color 1, ch1, [sc 1, working in back of ch1 of previous round, dc in st 2 rows below, sc 1, working in front of ch1 of previous round, dc in st 2 rows below], repeat to end, join.
Rounds 7 to 14: Repeat Rounds 3 to 6.
Rounds 15 to 26: Repeat Rounds 3 to 6 using Colors 1 and 2 only. If you prefer a wider or narrower cowl, adjust the number of repeats accordingly.
Next Two Rounds: Join Color 2, ch1, sc in each st to end. Fasten off.
Tab – work in color of choice
Row 1: Ch50 loosely, skip 20 chs, sc in 21st ch from hook and each remaining ch to end.
Row 2: Turn, sl st in back loop only of every sc and ch, working around loop opening and along the beginning ch to end. Ch5 (or number of chains needed to go over your button) and sl st to opposite corner of tab to form buttonhole. Fasten off.
Sew button in place.
You can also use the tab as a bracelet!
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