As you know I bought this yarn during my visit to Holmfirth last Monday. I’ve had my eye on it for ages as I just love the colours, especially the aqua blue and turquoise. As I wrote this title, following a discussion about farming, wool and the great wealth which came from wool in Yorkshire during decades gone by, it occurs to me that if this were one of those ‘big blogs’ there might be uproar from the wool purists. My Yorkshire cowl is made from 100% acrylic. It’s named because I crocheted it during a week there, and it’s always going to remind me of walks by the sea and the coastal path. The Storyboards site gives some information about the paths. Yorkshire Cowl
I chained until I was happy with the width (I hung it around my neck as I crocheted!) and then joined the chain to form a ring, no sewing up required!
James C. Brett Marble Chunky Yarn Shade MC44
I used 175g of the 200g ball
Width (circumference) 36″
>Chain until width desired, join into a ring making sure the chain is not twisted
>Crochet rounds of trebles or doubles or half trebles (UK terms)
Turning chains should be 1 for DC, 2 for HTR, 3 for TR, 5 for DTR. The turning chain for DC does not count as a stitch, all others do.
All doubles, trebles and half trebles go into the back loop of the stitch which creates nice ridges to the fabric.
>Crossed double trebles add a bit of texture and interest to the cowl: Chain 5, *miss a stitch and DTR into the next TR, DTR into the skipped TR* repeat from * to * . Make a single DTR into the last stitch, join with a SS to the top of the chain 5 from the beginning of the round.
Next time I might make the cowl slightly smaller in width, I think maybe 32-34″ but this is really warm and you can fold the excess at the front and tuck it under the rest. These are to show some the scrummy colours in the yarn. Some people are good at selfies, some are not; especially when in windswept Derbyshire visiting Hardwick Hall.
I took the photo below from the ruins of Hardwick Old Hall looking across to the New Hall. It’s ‘new’ as in built in the 16th Century. If you can visit both I recommend it, especially to see the Elizabethan embroidery and tapestries in the New Hall.What are you making at the moment?
I used the marble chunky yarn in a grey/blue last year when I crocheted my sister a cowl. I think it lends itself to cowl making as it’s soft and snuggly. I like the colour of your yarn, especially in the laid out flat photos, maybe it’s time I bought some more 😀 Jean
It’s really soft and snugly, lovely.
What a nice sister you are!
Wow, fast work lady!! It looks gorgeous and snuggly. Remember this…
Also a Marble Chunky cowl but more red than blue. I like yours better!!
I do. I can’t help thinking it’s really a nudge relating to the last paragraph ha ha!
No, no. No nudges intended at all.
I like how it looks smooshy. It’s interesting how the variegated yarn hooked up. One thing I love about crochet is how it gives the fabric weight and density.
It’s great yarn, chunky weight so it does indeed make a weighty, dense fabric. It’s also a very warm cowl. I see why some designers favour it and Aran too – works up very fast!
This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors especially. It looks great!
Thanks very much and for the follow Carly Seaweed 😊
Looks lovely and cosy. I like the mixed up colours of the James C. Brett Marble Chunky Yarn and the mixed up stitches pattern.
Thanks Jane. I do love the marble chunky.
It’s really gorgeous. And there’s nothing wrong with your selfie, it has a certain boho style that many people aim for but never achieve :-)
Thanks Jill. Aka the rat’s tail hairstyle!
Beautiful cowl! I love the colours!
Ooh, these colours! Lovely cowl. I’m knitting a hat in similar shades at the mo!