I mentioned starting this little project in one my last posts and you can read about it here. (I am still working on those projects by the way ! )
I discovered this stitch, which is sometimes referred to the knit stitch or the camel stitch from reading the All About Ami blog. She has a great tutorial on how to do this stitch. It’s basically working the htr / hdc stitch in the 3rd loop, sounds complicated ? Have a look at her blog here, where she explains it in great detail. Its not that hard once, you know where to put your hook.
Here’s a close up of the stitch, looks like knit doesn’t it?
So I decided to try it with some Wendy Serenity Super Chunky yarn I bought recently and here’s my result.
Loving this yarn, it’s so soft and snuggly, definitely a favourite. There’s a mixture of wool, alpaca and acrylic. If you want to hook one up, here’s a quick reference to what I did.
Yarn: 2 balls of Wendy Serenity Super Chunky. Shade 1727, it’s a lovely deep winey red colour. I used about 1 1/2 balls altogether to get the height I wanted.
UK Terms and you are working in the round.
Row 1: Htr across & join with a sl stitch to beginning chain, chain 1
Row 2: Htr in the 3rd loop across and join
Repeat Row 2 until you get the desired height
I was able to hook 11 & 1/2 rows using 1 ball, and I then crocheted a total of 15 rows and stopped. It was 12″ across and 10″ in height. You could do more chains if you want a longer cowl.
A nice simple project with a gorgeous result! . You will have one whipped up in an hour! Have you used this stitch before ? What do you think?