Oblique Cowl

Designed by Beth Nielsen

In this striking cowl, the Tunisian crochet stitch looks deceptively like knitting, but it really is done with a hook. The fabric produced by Tunisian colorwork is thick and warm, which makes it ideal for blocking out the cold weather. The graphic pattern lends itself to all manner of color combinations, so you could easily customize the tones to men’s or women’s tastes.

FINISHED SIZE: 11″ tall × 23″ in circumference (28 × 58.5 cm).

YARN: Worsted weight (#4 Medium)  Shown here: Malabrigo Worsted (100% merino wool, 210 yd [192 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): azul bolita (MC) and polar morn (CC), 1 skein each.

HOOK: Size J/10 (6 mm) double-ended Tunisian hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS: Yarn needle; three 1″ (2.5 cm) buttons (optional).

GAUGE: 18½ sts and 20½ rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Tunisian Knit

3 Skeins or Less: Tunisian Crochet Cowl

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