Rombus – Multicolor Crochet Cowl
Rombus – Multicolor Crochet Cowl
The Rhomboid Cowl is a practical winter warmer, crocheted throughout in double crochet with two contrasting colors. Seeing the pattern gradually grow makes the work fun and rather habit-forming. If you want to learn how to crochet with several colors, this is an excellent pattern to begin with. The cowl is worked in the round without turning to produce a long tube that finishes with a half twist on one end and is sewn together. The twist helps the cowl fit well as it rounds your face.
Designer: Anna Erlandsson
Photo: Daniel Bernstål
Translator: Carol Huebscher Rhoades
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY **
SIZES One size
Circumference: approx. 29½ in / 75 cm-long tube that is sewn together.
Width: approx. 7½ in / 19 cm
YARN CYCA #2 (sport), 2 tr ull (2-Ply Wool) (100% wool, 328 yd/300 m / 100 g)
ALTERNATE YARN SUGGESTIONS
CYCA #2 (sport), Alpacka Solo (2-Ply Wool) (100% alpaca, 183 yd/167 m / 50 g)
CYCA #2 (sport), Elise (60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 184 yd/168 m / 50 g)
CYCA #1 (fingering), Junior (70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 184 yd/168 m / 50 g)
CYCA #2 (sport), Ístex Kambgarn (100% Merino wool, 164 yd/150 m / 50 g)
YARN COLORS AND AMOUNTS
Color 1: Silver Stream 74104: approx. 70g
Color 2: Jade Blue 74141: approx. 70 g
CROCHET HOOK U. S. size E-4 / 3.5 mm
Approx. 19 sts x 8 rnds in dc through back loops = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm.
Adjust hook size to obtain correct gauge if necessary.
Virkning arb=arbetet, avigs/AS=avigsidan, bakst=bakstycke, bf/bfg=bottenfärg, bmb=bakre maskbågen, cm:s=centimeters, dst=dubbelstolpe, enl=enligt, fg=färg, fmb=främre maskbågen, flm/LM=flytta markör/lyft markör, fm=fast maska/fasta maskor, förkl=förklaringar, ggr=gånger, hopt=hoptagning, hopv=hopvirkade, hst=halvstolpe, kantm=kantmaska, lm=luftmaska, lmb=luftmaskbåge, m=maska/maskor, mb=maskbåge, mf/mfg=mönsterfärg, omsl=omslag, plm/PM=placera markör, rest=resterande, räts/RS=rätsidan, st=stolpe, st-gr=stolpgrupp, sm=smygmaska, tills=tillsammans, uppr=upprepa, v=varv, v:s=varvs, ytterl=ytterligare, ökn=ökning, 3-dst=tredubbel stolpe, 5-lmb=luftmaskbåge med 5 lm
To avoid questions: Before you begin knitting, read through the pattern.
Stitch count: Always knit or crochet a gauge swatch as recommended in the pattern. If your stitch count doesn’t match the gauge given in the pattern, try again with larger or smaller needles or hook. If your gauge doesn’t match that in the pattern, your item will not be the correct size or shape.
Highlight the size you will knit or crochet throughout the pattern to make it easier to follow the instructions.
Charts: It will be easier to follow a chart if you mark your row with a ruler and magnetic board or sticky note.
Ease: The amount of ease included in our garments varies depending on the type and shape of the garment. To determine the right size, we recommend that you first measure your body. Then you can calculate the garment size depending on how much ease you want the garment to have. The schematics for each piece show all the garment measurements.
Two-color stranded knitting: When knitting more than 3-4 stitches of the same color, twist the color strands around each other on the wrong side to avoid long strands or “floats” on the back. If the yarns need to be twisted on several rows/rounds, make sure you do not stack the twists in the same place to prevent the yarns from showing through on the right side.
Yarn alternative: Please be aware that the gauge (tension), yarn quantity and the shape of the work varies if you use another yarn (even in the same yarn group).
Tips för hand dyed yarn: Make sure you have enough yarn to complete your project. The colors may vary from time to time. To get a smooth color mix, you can alternate between two skeins: knit two rows from one and two rows from another skein.