Of an evening in front of the fire, in between hooking my way through some of these, I’ve been doing a little shell stitching of my own. It’s nice to have a little project on the go just for me, I am constantly making baby hats and blankets but rarely anything for myself.
I am a total cold-bod – always with the chilly fingers and toes, I am rarely without a scarf in the winter months. I wanted a neutral coloured infinity scarf/cowl and had some wool in my stash that would do the trick.
This isn’t rocket science, it’s just a big giant loop. I made it about the length from around my neck to my waist so I double it over, nice and thick, but you could make it super wide and fold it over lengthways instead too. Does that make sense? Maybe not… I’ve made cowls like that too though.
If you don’t know how to do shell stitch there is a simple explanation over here, it’s dead easy and a must to have in your crochet repertoire. The yarn I used for this is a cheapy I picked up in Big W yonks ago, an acrylic no doubt, but soft and floppy, easy to work with and not too harsh and scratchy. It’s the perfect creamy ecru colour to go with all those winter layers of navy and black I’m so prone to (ever the Melbournian). Today I wore my new cowl friend into town with a black knitted dress, black tights, long camel cardigan and my camel suede ankle boots. The black and camel lady with the awesome handmade cowl, that’s me.