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Crochet Norumbega: Saddleback Cowl

With its true Aran weight and ample yardage, you can get a lot out of just one skein of Norumbega Yarn. This sturdy American wool yarn is already a favorite for knitters and weavers, and with the new Saddleback Cowl we’re beginning to see how great Norumbega is for crochet as well!

Saddleback Crochet Cowl, left open

 

Norumbega Yarn Norumbega Yarn
Saddleback Cowl  Saddleback Cowl
Saddleback Cowl - Pattern Download  Saddleback Cowl - Pattern Download

The Saddleback Cowl provides instructions for two different cowl versions and includes helpful tutorial photos. Worked in all over Jacob’s Ladder stitch, this project is a great chance for beginning crocheters to try out a new technique – and those of you with more experience will appreciate how quickly these simple cowls work up.

 

Saddleback Cowl  Saddleback Cowl
Saddleback Cowl - Pattern Download  Saddleback Cowl - Pattern Download

The open columns of Jacob’s Ladder stitch are left as-is for version 2 (above, right in blue), making an accessory that is both airy and structured. Chain the ladder “rungs” from bottom to top, and those open columns become subtle, beautiful braids of warmth. Men, women, kids – these cowls look great on everyone. One skein of Norumbega Yarn is all you need to make one cowl, regardless of which version you choose – so why not make a few?

Saddleback Crochet Cowl, closed up for extra cozy…

 

Norumbega Yarn Norumbega Yarn

Sizes: Version 1 (shown on Seth) measures 8″ tall x 22″ circumference
Version 2 (shown on Emily) measures 10″ tall x26″ circumference
Gauge: 16 sts to 4″ in Jacob’s Ladder pattern on size K crochet hook
Yarn: One skein of [015,yarn] makes one cowl.

Norumbega Fall Colors

 

Saddleback Cowl  Saddleback Cowl
Saddleback Cowl - Pattern Download  Saddleback Cowl - Pattern Download
Knitter's Pride Dreamz Crochet K ( 6.5 mm) Hook  Knitter's Pride Dreamz Crochet K ( 6.5 mm) Hook
Skacel Crochet Hook Size K  Skacel Crochet Hook Size K


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