Pin It Holland Road Yarn Company) and pick up enough supplies to see us through the eventful weather.
The cyclone thankfully turned out to be a bit of a non event in Wellington although that wasn't the case in the North, where there was widespread flooding and evacuations. For the less affected though, it did gives a chance to take it easy and start crocheting.
The cowl that I came up with while we were bunkered down consists of a simple trellis stitch using beautiful 100% wool from New Zealand.
You will need:
1 x 3.75mm crochet hook (an odd size I know, but the yarn shop was out of 4mm, so feel free to substitute a different hook size)
3 x balls 50g Vintage New Zealand 8ply 100% wool (approx 104mts/114yds per 50g) in Porcelain.
Foundation Chain: Chain 51
Row 1 - 1 x single crochet into 6th chain from hook, *5 x chain, skip 3 chains in the foundation chain, 1 x single crochet into next chain. Repeat from * to end and turn work.
Row 2 - * 5 x chain, 1 single crochet into the five chain arch of the previous row. Repeat from * to end. Turn
Repeat row 2 until work measures approx 170cm/66 inches.
Final row to join work: *5x chain, 1 single crochet into five arch chain of Row 1 (first row of project) ensuring work is not twisted. Repeat from * to end. Weave in ends.
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