The Finding Your Way Cowl is inspired by labyrinth gardens.
As a child, I loved to get lost in those gardens, trying to find my way to the center. Usually, a lookout tower nestled in there made it all worth it.
Breathtaking views over the hedges added another chance to puzzle my route back out. But although this cowl has a completely symmetrical pattern, it does not have a lookout tower at its center. What’s more, depending on how you turn it, the center seams to move and a completely different pattern emerges.
The cowl is snug around the neck for the colder months to come, but not too tight. You can wear it both tucked into a coat or as an accessory to show off on top of your clothes. Sport weight yarn makes it lightweight and comfortable to wear and the contrasting colors make the pattern pop.
Phildar Partner 3.5 (25% wool, 25% acrylic, 50% polyamide; 164 yds ([150 m]/55 g): Bordeaux 316 (MC), 2 skeins – Note that the original only used 5 grams (approx. 17 yards) of the second skein
Thirteen contrasting colors of sport weight (12 wpi) yarn, a total of 164 yds ([150 m]/55 g) (C1-C13), 14 yds per color ([12.5 m]/5 g) each.
Leftovers from other projects are great for these contrasting colors.
Here are the colors that we used:
4 mm / F / 8 crochet hook
Or size needed to obtain gauge
24” [61 cm] circumference and 11” [28 cm] high.
Tapestry needle, stitch markers
17 sts and 15 rows = 4″ [10cm] before blocking
16 sts and 15 rows = 4″ [10cm] after blocking
About the Designer: Lilinette Crochet
Lili, the designer behind Lilinette Crochet, was born and raised in the north of the Netherlands. She spent her school years in a public Waldorf school where she learned about art, architecture, wood, metals, working with her hands, head, and heart. This is also where she learned to work with yarn. In school she was fortunate enough to learn spinning, knitting, crocheting, mending, embroidery, weaving, and sewing.
After many years of working on and off with yarns, she started as an indie crochet designer in December 2017. Lili likes to work with diversity, both in terms of techniques as well as yarns and colors. She is also passionate about slow fashion and finding ways to reuse and recycle materials. Many of her yarns come from thrift stores and other second hand sources. Colorful designs is what she’s known for.