This luxurious garter stitch cowl easily slips over your head to create a visually stunning and warm accessory. Bella can be worn over a long sleeve tunic or under a winter coat for casually chic coziness!
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Neck opening 23” circumference x bottom edge 35” circumference x 5.5” high
Gauge: 11 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter st
Yarn: Premier Yarns Retro Velvet (100% Polyester; 306 yards [280 meters]/280 grams): #1088-08 Ruby (1 ball)
Needles: US size 10½” (6.5mm) straight
Notions: Stitch marker (1), tapestry needle, crochet hook
SSK: Slip next 2 stitches together knitwise to RH needle, insert LH needle from left to right through front lps of sts, yo RH needle and knit to create a decrease.
This pattern is worked in the flat from the bottom to the top.
Row 1: Using a knit cast on, CO 96 sts, place marker between 48th and 49th st to mark center bottom edge of cowl.
Row 2: K to within 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, ssk, k across.
Row 3: K.
Rep last 2 rows until piece meas approx. 5.5”.
Use tapestry needle to seam short ends of cowl to form center back seam.
Cut 36 strands of yarn 18” long for fringe.
Fold 4 strands in half, insert crochet hook into front tip of cowl, pull center of fringe through cowl, gently pull ends of fringe through fringe center. Rep to add 4 strands of fringe approximately 2” apart or where desired along each side of cowl.
Trim all fringe ends to the same length.