October 19, 2011


This is a nice project to show off chunky handspun yarn. The weight of this yarn is sometimes quite variegated. It lends itself to natural, artsy feel in this project, though, so I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Truffle Cowl (Handspun)
By Erica Knudson

Truffle Cowl
By Erica Knudson

The example in the photos was made with bulky yarn (handspun, variegated in weight) and a size N crochet hook.

Chain 127.

1. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each st across – 126 Starting ch of row counts as 1 st.

Join this row and each row with a sl st at the top of the chain across.

2. Ch 3, skip 1 st, hdc in next st. (Ch 1, skip 1 st, hdc in next) throughout row, join – 63

3. Ch 2, hdc in next and throughout row (including ch sts), join – 126

4. Repeat row 2 – 63

5. through 9. Repeat row 3 – 126
If you'd like your cowl even wider, you can continue repeating row 3 until the desired width is achieved.

10. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch

**Please don’t sell this pattern.


kae said...

Can you clarify step 5? What does through 9 mean? Thanks, love the cowl, can't wait to try it!

knudsonerica said...

Glad you like it, kae, and I've tried to clear it up a bit.

For rows 5 through 9 (5, 6, 7, 8, and 9), you'll reapeat the steps from row 3.

Anonymous said...

Hi there. I just came across your truffl cowl today and I love it. Could you be more specific on the exact yarn you used. I love the coloring of yours and would like to have mine look like this. Thanks, trish

knudsonerica said...

Actually, this yarn was something I spun by hand. I can tell you it's natural-colored icelandic wool, though. If you can find icelandic wool in brown and natural white at your local yarn store, you can just switch back and forth every so often. Hope you find some yarn so you can still give the cowl a try.