There is a place to which we all retreat for a bit of quiet time. Whether beneath the shade of a palm tree in the tropics or under the canopy of an elm tree. Under which the light dances as the tree sways in a breeze, there is comfort in the shelter provided. Taking that sense of comfort along on life’s journey can be a challenge. One I chose to embrace through the art of crochet to capture the colors texture and sense of comfort one finds in a quiet grove of trees beneath the canopy of a mature elm grove. I chose the elm because like a beautiful hand dyed yarn, it is a rare treasure, one we must enjoy while it is here and cherish when it is done. Looking up through the trees is always a treat, best enjoyed on a bright day with a blue sky, captured perfectly here by the dyer, Terry Haynes in her worsted weight at Haynes House yarn.
Crocheted from side to side, this piece was designed with flexibility in mind. The ten stitch repeat was intentionally designed to encourage you, the maker and creator of this cowl, to make modifications to the pattern easier to do to suit your own vision. The combination of front post and back post crochet stitches keeps the work interesting as your cowl grows to its fullest potential and envelopes you in a ring of warm happiness every time you wear it.
Materials: @ Haynes House Yarns Worsted Weight (100% superwash merino wool; 218 yds per100 gram skein); Color: I Heart Community; 1 skein
Hook : US Size H/5mm
Notions: Tapestry needle
Gauge: 23 sts/9 rows = 4″ (10 cm) square in treble crochet after blocking
Size: 18″ / 45 cm x 8” / 20 cm