Everyone in my immediate family has their own creative talents. Some of these talents overlap since Mom and I both crochet while I spin some of the yarn Mom likes to use in her knitting. My Dad takes over the mechanical aspect of things when hardware is involved like adding grommets to the sock yarn bags my Mom sews. Sometimes all three of us collaborate to create a true family project like the one I am showcasing today. This one became even more multigenerational as you will see below.
This week I am pleased to introduce you to my Endlessly Wrapped Cowl. This pattern is great for beginners since there is plenty of basic stitch practice. It also works well if you just need a quick cowl with almost endless wearing options. Wrap it around once, twice, or even three times. The choice is up to you.
Crocheting into the back humps of the chains stitches gives you a nice braided edge to most of your projects. If your chains are fairly consistent, the back hump should be an easy part of the stitch to identify. Once you do a few stitches the back humps should turn to the top of your work. Even if your chains go a bit wonky here and there, with a little tug you should be able to see them. If you plan on adding a border to your project, this makes that task quite easy because the bottom of the chain stitches are exactly like the tops of the other stitches in crochet.
I started a new venture this past fall. It’s something I never imagined myself doing. I’ve always been content to just grab yarn off the store shelves, not worrying about anything other than how soft it felt or what color it was. That all changed when I took a spinning class at a local yarn shop.