Chasing Chevrons Cowl

The color palette of summer fades into pre-fall hues with this earthy cowl. Light enough to wear on summer nights and warm enough for the first crisp days of autumn, this chevron cowl is an instant classic.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 67” long x 8” wide (before joining)

Gauge: 8 dc = 2” [5 cm] after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Scheepjes Merino Soft (50% Wool, 25% Acrylic, 25% Microfibre; [105 meters]/50 grams):

624 (A, 1 ball), 649 (B, 1 ball), 603 (C, 1 ball), 653 (D, 1 ball)

Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

dec (decrease over 5 sts): Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps, yo, sk next 3 sts, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook (counts as 1 dc).

Inc: (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all worked in 1 st.

Pattern Notes

Ch 3 at the start of a row counts as a st.

Pattern

With A, ch 49.

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first dc + ch 1), [ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 1, sk next ch, dec, [ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next st] 4 times, ch 1, sk next ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, [ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next st] 4 times, ch 1, sk next ch, dec, [ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 1, sk next ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the last st, turn. (45 sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, dc in the next 7 sts (including the ch-sps), dec, dc in the next 8 sts, inc in the ch-3 sp, dc in the next 8 sts, dec, dc in the last 7 sts, 3 tr in the last st, turn

Fasten off A, rejoin B to top of last st.
Rows 3-4: Rep Row 2

Fasten off B, rejoin C to top of last st.

Rows 5-6: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off C, rejoin D to top of last st.

Rows 7-8: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off D, rejoin A to top of last st.

Row 9: Ch 4, dc in the same st, [ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 1, dec, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 1, sk next ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 sp, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 1, dec, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st] 3 times, ch 1, sk next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the last st, turn.

Row 10: Rep Row 2.

Rows 11-96: Rep Rows 3-10 for patt.

Fasten off, but leave long yarn tail.

Finishing

Blocking

To open up the design of the cowl it will benefit from being wet blocked.

Completely soak Cowl in cold water, then gently squeeze (without wringing it) out some of the excess water.

Using tape measure and pins, carefully pin Cowl on blocking board.

Double check measurements if necessary (e.g check the height and width are correct).

Leave to dry completely over 24 hours and then unpin.

Using yarn tail, whipstitch Row 96 to Row 1 to join.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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Comments
  • Darlene D.

    In row 2 on the last line of pattern, I don’t understand how to interpret “3 tr”. I am trying 3 dc—seems about right, but I don’t want to run into problems if 3 dc is not correct. Help?

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello Darlene! We’ve reached out to the designer for clarification and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

      Reply

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