Tusculum Cowl

Named after our street in Cincinnati, since it was the very last piece of mail we received before we moved; and inspired by the cold winters we will be getting in our new city. This beautiful granny motif cowl can be whipped up in a day or two for those last-minute gifts that we all need at forgotten birthdays and missed holidays. The cowl is constructed of grannies that are joined as you go and the edging is added last in a simple chain stitch. Make it in two colorways as shown to highlight the beauty of the colors or make it in one color to show off the granny motifs inside. The cowl can be worn in many ways, as a scarf with a quick turn around the neck and buttoned, or wrapped multiple times for cold days, or a simple circle buttoned at the end that can cover your head. As with all my patterns, the motifs and construction are both written out and diagrammed in symbols.

Tusculum Cowl


Lorna’s Laces, Honor (CYCA #3), 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk, 275yds/ 100g: Mineshaft, 1/2 hank (MC)

Blue Sky Alpaca, Alpaca and Silk (CYCA #2), 50% Alpaca, 50% Silk, 146yds/ 50g: Slate Grey, 1 hank (CC)

G/6 (4.0mm) hk or hk needed to obtain gauge


Blocking pins and spray bottle

(3) 1” dia buttons

Stitches Used:
ch Chain

sl st Slip Stitch

sc Single Crochet

hdc Half Double Crochet

dc Double Crochet

sk skip

t-ch tu
rning chain

Finished size:
34” by 10” cowl

tusculum motif= 3¾” x 3¾”

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Anitra Cameron said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! Pondering now whether my skill level is up to it...hmmm.

Cora said...