Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New Pattern: Wifi Cowl

By Brittany Wilson

Wifi is a simple garter stitch cowl with the addition of short rows that create a striped focal point, but also creates a cowl that is longer in front adding more warmth in the front and less bunching in the back.

I'm always looking for fun ways to use up small amounts of textured handspun yarn and this pattern is suitable for both smooth and textured, handspun and commercial yarn. The fringe is an optional design detail. 

US 10/ 6 mm 16-24” circular needle, or size to get gauge

Tapestry needle
3 stitch markers, one a different color to indicate the beginning of the round
Crochet Hook for adding fringe

[MC] Super Bulky Single Spun Yarn, 80 yards, 5 WPI. Shown in purple.

[CC] Super Bulky Single Spun Yarn, 40 yards (less if you don’t add fringe), 5 WPI. Shown in magenta.

10 sts/ 11 ridge bumps = 4" in garter stitch

SIZING- work to desired size or:
Height: 9” down the front (stripe section)
Height: 7” down the back of the neck
Width: 10” across the top of the neck
Width: 13” across the base of the front (the stipe section)


W&T- Use your preferred Wrap and Turn method. I like the Shadow Wrap technique shown on the Soctopus website:

M1- Use your preferred method to make 1 stitch. I use a “bar increase”, shown here:

Adding Fringe- Here is a video tutorial for adding fringe: