POW: Bookworm Sweater & Cowl Set

Happy 5th anniversary to Love of Crochet! In our Fall issue, we celebrate 5 years of playful patterns, great technique tips, and all the crochet-related news you’ve come to love. It seems only fitting that our project of the week (POW) is the project from the cover of Love of Crochet Fall 2017: the Bookworm Sweater & Cowl Set!

Natasha Robarge designed the Bookworm Sweater & Cowl Set as a matching combo, but they’re made separately. If you love crocheting garments, make the sweater. If you prefer accessories, make the cowl. If you just can’t put down your crochet hook this fall, make them both! They’re the perfect pair.

bookworm sweater & cowl set

The fabric’s subtle diamond patterning is created with double crochet increases and decreases plus chain stitches. Work the sweater in joined, turned rounds from the bottom up to the armholes, then crochet front and back separately with neck and shoulder shaping. The sleeves are also worked in joined, turned rounds from the bottom up.

Valley Yarns Deerfield (distributed by WEBS), a combination of 80% alpaca and 20% silk, makes both pieces lusciously warm with a very nice drape. Deepwoods is the perfect colorway for fall, but with almost 20 colors available for Deerfield, you’re sure to find a color you’ll love.

bookworm sweater & cowl set

Pattern Details

Finished Size: 38.5 (40.5, 42.5, 44.5, 46.5, 48.5)” bust circumference. Sample shown measures 38.5″, modeled with 5.5″ ease.

Yarn: Valley Yarns Deerfield (distributed by WEBS) (80% alpaca, 20% silk; 109 yd [100 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]) Sweater: deep woods, 12 (13, 13, 14, 14, 15) balls. Cowl: deep woods, 3 balls.

Hook: Size G/6 (4.25mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle.

Gauge: 16 sts and 9 rows = 4″ blocked.

Try out this pattern! It’s a favorite from Love of Crochet Fall 2017, our 5th anniversary issue!

Happy stitching!

-Sara Dudek
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet

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