Cowls and Hoods

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There is Love Cowl

There is Love, by Celia Roberts, is a simple crocheted cowl that is worked in the round with a bulky weight yarn. The cowl uses the fan stitch to create a heart pattern – an easy stitch with an artful finish that is pleasing to the eye. This cowl is 33 inches around and 10 inches deep. The size can easily be adjusted, and the pattern includes instructions for each of the techniques used. The cowl takes about 200 yards of a bulky weight yarn. Shown in Jorstad Creek Mary Todd, their Chuckanut is also a great option.

On Cloud 9 Cowl

The On Cloud 9 Cowl by Jann Hoppler will keep you warm even when the clouds aren’t as soft and cuddly as this cowl. This cowl is worked in the round with a simple knitting stitch that billows out between border columns. The On Cloud 9 Cowl is 32″ around and 9″ deep. This cowl takes approximately 200 yards of a bulky weight yarn and is shown here in Jorstad Creek Mary Todd. Jorstad Creek Chuckanut works beautifully too.

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Bigelow Park Cowl

The Bigelow Park Lace Cowl by Kaia Petersen features a stitch design that appears to be cables but is actually decreases and yarn overs. The pattern includes both written directions and a chart. This pattern includes a narrow cowl in laceweight yarn and a fingering weight cowl large enough to be a hood. The smaller cowl (22″ around and 12″ deep), shown in Jorstad Creek San Juan in Turquoise, takes approximately 450 yards of lace weight yarn. The larger cowl (28″ around and 20″ deep) takes 900 yards of fingering weight yarn. Shown in purple with Jorstad Creek’s fingering weight Catalina.

Cedarbury Cowl

The Cedarbury Cowl by Jann Hoppler is knit in the round with cables and twisted stitches and tapered by decreasing stitches as you work toward the neck of the cowl. The cowl comes in two sizes: The smaller cowl was made with Jorstad Creek Tweed DK in Natural and is 6.5″ deep. Jorstad Creek’s Hazelwood also works beautifully. The other option is larger around, 10″ deep and was made with Cascade 220. You will need 200 yards of a DK weight yarn for the small cowl, 320 yards for the larger one.

Corky Avenue Tweeds

The Corky Avenue Tweeds by Jann Hoppler are a tapered cowl and a pair of wrist cuffs named for a funky little street Olympia. Both the cowl and the cuffs are worked in the round. The cowl is tapered by changing needles as you work up to the neckline. The Corky Avenue and Cuffs are reversible. The second side looks just as good as the first side but is much different. The cuffs are showing different sides in the pictures. Shown in Jorstad Creek Tweed DK and Hazelwood.

East Bay Drive Cowl

The East Bay Drive Cowl by Kaia Petersen is knit in the round with a simple knit purl stitch pattern. Worked with 200 yards DK weight yarn it is quickly finished and ready to keep you toasty on a cold day walking on East Bay Drive, looking at the Olympic Mountains and the Swantown Marina. It is shown here in Jorstad Creek Hazelwood (red) and Jorstad Creek hand painted Camano.

Garrison Street Infinity Scarf and Cowl

The description of this pattern is still under development. Thanks for your patience!

The ‘Nooch Cowls

The ‘Nooch Cowls by Celia Roberts blend the colors of the Olympic Mountain rain forest – the fog, clear waters, and deep shadows – using variations of garter slip stitches. The ‘Nooch Cowl pattern offers two variations – one that is knit in the round and the other that is knit end-to-end then joined with Kitchener stitch and buttons added for fun and contrast. The cowls are worked in worsted weight yarn (shown here in Jorstad Creek Glacier Creek). With three, 200 yard skeins in coordinated colors, you can make both cowls. One for you and one for a friend!

Spiral Cowl

The Spiral Cowl by Jann Hoppler is knit in the round in a simple spiral pattern that complements the color gradient in the yarn. This cowl begins in the round at the larger outer edge and is worked in a raised spiral ridge that adds an extra dimension to the fabric. Two sizes with options for shaping the neck of the cowl are included. The cowl takes 160 yards of medium sock weight or fingering weight yarn shown here in Jorstad Creek Cataline (blue and carnelian), Noro Silk Garden Sock (blue and green) and SBM Crazy Ball (purples and teal), available from Jorstad Creek Yarns.

Tahti Hood

The Tahti Hood by Jann Hoppler uses a traditional Star Lace stitch from Estonia which is light, airy and will keep you warm on the crispest, coldest, starriest night of the year whether you wear it as a hood or a cowl. This piece begins with a provisional cast on and is worked in the round. Both borders are worked from the body of the hood outward. The hood is 32″ around and 17″ deep. The hood takes 370 yards of lace weight yarn and is worked on US size 10 needle. Shown in Jorstad Creek Isle of Skye.

Tulapalula Cowl

The Tulapalula Cowl by Kerry Graber combines two yarns to stunning effect. A dark contrasting color sets the stage for this dramatic stranded project. The specifically designed hand-painted gradient yarn layers the colors so that the brightest color makes the petals pop. Knit in the round, the stranded color works with only 2 skeins uses a simple tulip chart. This project is available in a kit from with their Arranmore and Kodiak yarns. If you want to try your hand at using your own colors, you’ll need 175 yards of a solid Aran weight and 100 yards of a hand painted DK weight yarn.

Tumwater Falls Cowl

The Tumwater Falls Cowl by Jann Hoppler was designed with the local falls in mind; ripples as the cascades over the falls and light caught by droplets. It is knit in the round with a simple lace pattern and can be made with or without beads. Beads are placed with a very small crochet hook; no stringing of beads required. This cowl takes 210 yards and is shown in Jorstad Creek Isle of Skye (teal) and Jorstad Creek Cornwall (purple).