Faux-chet Cowls!

Squeezing in one last pattern for this year – presenting Faux-chet Cowls! They might look like double crochet, but they are knit!

Faux-chet Cowls

Six patterns in one, like my Cross Stitch Cowls! Two lengths (single and double loop), three gauges (fingering, worsted, chunky). The cowls begin with a provisional cast on, are knit flat, and then joined with a three needle bind off. The faux-crochet stitch, adapted from Lynne Barr’s Reversible Knitting, is totally addictive! I include lots of photos to help you through this interesting stitch. Once you’ve got a few repeats down, it’s very easy to memorize.


Faux-chet Cowls

Attached I-cord along the edges provides a nice tidy finish. The light colour one is the single loop, worked in Tosh Chunky in Modern Fair Isle. It’s quite a dense yarn, but it’s also nicely squishy and definitely warm! Two skeins is enough for the single loop, but if you have a little more or less yardage you can easily change the length.

Faux-chet Cowls

Faux-chet Cowls

The double loop version is worked in two of my favourite colours, mustard and grey! I used one of my all-time favourite yarns for this one, Handmaiden Cashmere 4-ply – two skeins of grey and one of the mustard. It’s oh-so-soft, a dream to work with.

Faux-chet Cowls

This cowl is a great way to use up different colours, with striping or colourblocking. The chunky weight is especially quick, perfect for those pesky last-minute gifts!

Faux-chet Cowls

All this for just $5 Canadian. What will you make your Faux-chet cowls with?

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One response to “Faux-chet Cowls!”

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    Lynne Barr

    Love your Fauz-chet cowls Laura. And thank you for mentioning the book!

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