by Kate on February 21, 2011

I purchased some yarn last year and and have had it on and off the sticks, searching for the ‘perfect’ scarf/cowl pattern. It wasn’t until a very clever friend asked me, ‘What the hell I was doing? Why wasn’t it on the hook?’.

Why wasn’t it indeed?

Three hours later, I have the softest cowl to keep me warm this winter.

Tosh Cowl

I used two skeins of Madelinetosh tosh DK in ink, which is always such a dream to crochet with and a 10mm hook.

Using two strands, I chained about 60-70 stitches. Then, I just kept trebling back and forth until I had run out of yarn, you end up with a giant rectangle.

I then single crocheted the rectangle together and hey presto, cowl complete.


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1 Kirsty February 21, 2011 at 7:50 am

Fabulously soft…the yarn…the cowl & the light.

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.


2 Cindy February 21, 2011 at 9:15 am

So gorgeous – crochet is definately on my to learn lists for this year! The photo is gorgeous too


3 Nova February 21, 2011 at 9:42 am



4 shannon February 21, 2011 at 9:58 am

thats first pic is lovely, so…[ ].
but in a good way!


5 flowerpress February 21, 2011 at 10:01 am

So pretty :-)


6 Kate February 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Stunning! The cowl, the yarn, the colour, the photo, the shadows.
Funny I always pictured you as white blonde for some reason.
Scary, how much wear you’ll get out of it in February. X


7 Heather February 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Really beautiful! I love the color of the yarn.


8 Leonie February 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Kate, that image it the top is just magical!!! Nice cowl too!! x


9 Bianca February 21, 2011 at 7:08 pm

The top photo is one of the most beautiful I have even seen. Cowl is pretty good too xox


10 Mel February 21, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Oh you gorgeous thing you. The cowl is pretty stunning too ;)

Would you believe I still don’t own any Madelinetosh? Must get on to that.


11 Sarah February 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm

The colour is divine! Great shot too.


12 Suse February 21, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Well hello beautiful!

Is that yarn in the ‘stovepipe’ colourway? I currently have 5 skeins of MadTosh Merino in stovepipe that I’m searching for a pattern for. Gosh that was appalling grammar. Sorry.


13 Chris February 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm

what a gorgeous cowl, Kate. I am totally in love with madelinetosh right now…I don’t seem to be able to knit with anything else! I adore the color you chose.


14 Tania February 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

YUM. I’m not sure I’m ready but I’m beginning to be convinced: roll on winter.


15 ashley February 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm

gorgeous! and great photos too!
I have to tell you, I watched my first video on how to crochet today… we’ll see if anything sinks in! :) You really have me wanting to learn!


16 Kristi February 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

your so gorgeous. love this photo of you.


17 Michelle February 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm

That looks great! Can you buy that yarn in Melbourne or do you buy it online?


18 Christie February 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Ok, I think I get this crochet thing now.

When do we cowl?

Beautiful pic by the way x


19 karen February 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

What a beautiful Cowl. Is the mt soft? the ink color is so pretty.


20 Gillian February 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm

This is such a Lovely cowl, Well Done! :)


21 Louise February 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Well look at you looking all gorgeous in your cowl – beautiful pic Kate! I absolutely love the cowl and need one immediately! Just need some of that divine wool! Oh and sorry I couldn’t do Tuesday as I work but would love to catch up any other day?


22 jennie February 25, 2011 at 9:34 am

I’ve just learnt how to treble stitch, so will definately have a go of this -
gorgeous inspiration here!X


23 Seaweedandraine February 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Ohhh. This is lush. It’s the same deep inky blue as my son’s eyes (Complete with pale flecks!) It looks so soft.
Your photography is bliss. I’m relishing seeing more :)


24 rachel @ tea with lucy March 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm

such beautiful images.


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