Slip Tectonics Cowl
Learn to crochet short rows with different slip stitches for a self-shaping, self-striping crocheted cowl scarf--neckwarmer-- long loop scarf--even a mobius-style infinity scarf. Fun, fast, and easy to crochet technique.
This 100% slip stitch crochet cowl is a handsome study in short row wedges. The subtle contrast between two kinds of slip stitches adds natural shaping. It cozies up to the neck and drapes effortlessly at the shoulders. The result is a comfortable cowl to wear. It's stretchy, thin, and dense--just right as a sleek layer under a winter coat.
The stitch pattern looks more complicated than it really is. With a larger than usual crochet hook, it crochets up faster than you'd think. I devoted Issue #29 of my Crochet Inspirations Newsletter to this inspiring technique of using slip stitches for short rows.
Skill Level: Intermediate. The slip stitch is an elementary stitch, and I find that crocheting short rows with slip stitch ribbing is a breeze. It adds just