Fantail Crochet Cowl

This lacy tapered cowl has taken over my crochet life recently. I now have 3 of these in various colours and yarns.

The first you saw in my previous post – Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport in red.

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The second is the same yarn in shade Tahoe, a lovely dark blue/purple/green mix.
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The final one I made using my own Perran Yarn merino/silk DK in a soft muted pale purple.

The DK skein was slightly bigger than the sport weight yarn – 100 grams (250 metres) instead of 70 grams (200 metres), but works just as well to pretty much the same pattern.
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I made the DK cowl slightly bigger in thatI started with 2 more fantails blocks and reduced down to 2 less than in the sport-weight version. You could stick to the pattern exactly as is with any DK yarn; I just have this thing about using up yarns!

Anyway, here is the pattern at Ravelry, free as promised. Please don’t sell the pattern; I’m happy for you to sell items you make from it – a little mention of the pattern source would be most appreciated.

Enjoy!