Wondering what to make with that skein of chunky weight yarn in your stash? This simple cowl takes advantage of a fun stitch and lets the yarn do the rest of the talking! Use variegated yarn for a subtle finish or go bold with a block color to create a real statement piece. Made with just one skein, this cowl is a super fast project to hook up — making it the perfect fashion accessory.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 13” / [33 cm] wide x 6.5” / [16.5 cm] high
Gauge: 5 sts = 2” [5 cm] in dc
Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby Chunky (100% Acrylic; 155 yards [142 meters]/140 grams):
97005My Sunshine Varg (1 ball)
Hook: US size K/10 (6.5 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle
All ch counts as a st in pattern.
Ch 2 at the start of a rnd counts as tr.
Ch 1 at the start of a rnd does not count as a st.
Row 1: Working in BL, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st across to end, turn. (23 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next 7 sts, ch 7, sk next 7 sts, dc in last 8 sts, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the same st as beg ch-1, sc in each st and ch across, turn
Rows 4-51: Rep Rows 2-3 for patt.
Row 52: Rep Row 2. Do not fasten off.
You should have created a long strip of fabric with a section that looks like a ladder.
When you’re ready to create the Jacobs Ladder stitch, begin at the bottom row.
- Twist the chain over itself so that the right side crosses over the left and closes the first stitch.
- Next pull up the loop from Row 2 and pull it through the loop creating the “chained” stitch in your ladder.
- Continue moving up, row by row, until you have pulled each chain through the ladder.
- Ch 1, work sc in next 7 sts, sl st in top of ch of ladder to secure, sc in rem 8 sts.
- Fasten off, but leave a long yarn tail for the seam.
Line up both ends of the cowl and, with RS facing, whipstitch together.
Weave in any rem ends.