I finished the Short But Sweet Cowl from Crochet Cowls!
This is 18" of pretty stacked shells, and this baby is really warm
And thick. But not in a bad way, like when you think of those bulletproof crochet cliches. This just feels like a great heavy duty cowl, although I'm already wondering what would happen if I crocheted this with medium weight yarn and made it a little bit longer.
|I think the "short" in the title refers to the amount of time it takes to make this.|
Don't mind me. I always think about changing things up, though, because it's always amazing to me the difference a yarn can make. The yarn I did use is Bernat Softee Chunky, which is a nice bulky weight yarn. This cowl took 3 skeins.
Exactly three skeins.
This was all that was left!
This yarn has been discontinued, but the Ravelry page for it says that each skein is around 160 yards per skein--so I needed a tiny bit more than the 300 yards the pattern called for. Just a tip if you're thinking about making this: get more yarn than you think you'll need!
That's my advice for all knitting and crochet projects, though.
So. Bulky weight yarn, J hook, and extra yardage.
Oh, and Crochet Cowls. You're going to need the pattern if you want to make this, and I assure you that you do want to make this.