Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cabled Crochet Cowl

This beautiful textured cowl is the perfect accessory for winter!

Cabled Crochet Cowl by Over The Apple Tree

I purchased this pattern back in December and I finally had time to work on it. This pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry from Jennifer Pionk, it's called Timeless Cabled Cowl. My first instinct is to choose grey for all my projects. I just love it and it matches everything! For this cowl I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go for a bold, deep red...
Cabled Crochet Cowl by Over The Apple Tree

6mm hook
3 balls Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn(2 whole balls and then a small amount of the third)

This cowl is currently available in my shop

So a few notes about my cowl...
When I work other people's patterns, I often deviate from the original and put my own twist on it. I did alter the original pattern for my cowl, but it wasn't intentional. While working the center section(between the cables) I misread the pattern! Instead of working the sc, Modified Extended Single Crochet as it's written, I mistakenly did (sc, Mext sc, sc) in the same stitch. It resulted in a sort of bubble looking stitch. This whole pattern is worked with stitches that I don't normally use, so it took me a while to get into a groove. By the time I had realized my mistake, there was no way I was frogging it.

Cabled Crochet Cowl by Over The Apple Tree

The next change I made was with the ribbed top and bottom edges. I tried working the pattern as it was written. I swear I was doing it right, but it just felt off. I pulled it out repeatedly but it still seemed like I wasn't getting it right. I finally gave up and worked a regular sc ribbing. This is done by sc in the back loops only and connecting to the main body with slip stitches.

To create holes for the rope, find the center of the cowl and work the top ribbing until you get to that point. After your two sl stitches to the body, work 1 sc in the back loop, ch2, sk 2 sc and continue sc in back loops. Work three rows of sc blo and then repeat the ch 2, sk 2. When you sc over the ch2 section work the 2 sc's into the ch space instead of the back loop.

Cabled Crochet Cowl by Over The Apple Tree

For the rope I cut 4 strings the length indicated. To get it to twist together I used a hand mixer! This is a big long rope and to twist by hand would take forever. I snapped in one beater and then tied one end of the strings to the end of the beater. I had another person hold the other end of my strings. Pull the strings taught and turn on the mixer until it's twisted enough. Grab the center of your robe and fold in half(watch the video included with the pattern). After the whole thing twists up on itself, tie knots in the ends.
Cabled Crochet Cowl by Over The Apple Tree

Depending what kind of yarn you use, this might feel a bit bulky and stiff when you're done. Watch this video from BobWilson123 to see how you can soften your projects!

Cabled Crochet Cowl by Over The Apple Tree
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14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful cowl! I love the color you chose. I seem to always deviate from the pattern I'm working on when I crochet also, and not always intentionally. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

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  2. Very nice! Love the design and the colour! Wouldn't go for the red either, but it turns out terrific!
    Have a nice day, Sigrid

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  3. WOW! This came out gorgeously! I just went and added this pattern to my queue, and pinned this post so I can come back to it when I get the chance to try it out. Love the bold color choice. Looks great!!
    Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots

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  4. Love your cowl & how it turned out. Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Sharing

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  5. It's gorgeous, I love this colour and all that texture.
    I've done that too with patterns, been sure I was reading them correctly only to find out later I'd misunderstood. Sometimes that can give great results though, like here with that bobble texture in your centre panel.

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  6. Love it, especially the color! It's amazing how warm this are! #merrymonday

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  7. The Cowl is gorgeous - I love the colour

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  8. I don't know how to crochet, but love the look and this cowl is so beautiful! Love that colour too! Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration this weekend!

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  9. Wow!! That is stunning! Thanks for linking up to #homemattersparty

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  10. I really enjoy crocheting. Like you I stick to the neutral colours. This is a really pretty bright colour. Very nice.

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  11. This cowl beautiful!! Love the red!

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