Here we are again at the precipice of crafting season. There are so many awesome gifts to make, and (suddenly) there’s not so much time. For this issue, Vickie designed a comfy cowl that looks lush but takes less time than you’d think. Crocheted in Patons Uplands—a chunky, tone-on-tone roving yarn—with a size K hook, the Cowler was created with a long gift list in mind. You can make a Cowler in an evening or two—and the buttons make it customizable, so you won’t get bored making multiples!
DESIGNER Vickie Howell
FINISHED SIZE 11″ tall and 24″ long (including buttonbands).
YARN Patons Uplands (50% wool, 50% acrylic; 99 yd [90 m]/3.2 oz [90 g]): #98006 dark moors, 3 balls.
HOOK Size K/101/2 (6.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Five 1″ (2.5 cm) buttons; yarn needle; sewing needle and thread.
GAUGE 12 sts and 8 rows = 4″ in patt.