This beautiful chunky snowfall fair isle cowl uses a simple but beautiful fair isle technique that you will love to working. Watch the video to see how to work this easy technique. Pair with the snowfall hat and mittens for a complete set. You will love it! The post includes affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase using one of my links, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
This cowl has been on my list forever ( having a clone or two of myself would come in real handy…). I originally started it with different yarn, but I decided to go with this chunky yarn instead and it turned out lovely. I love projects that I can complete in a couple evenings. I am very tempted to line this cowl with faux sheepskin like I did with my plaid cowl. If I do, I will share new photos!
The beauty of this fair isle cowl pattern and the snowfall stitch technique is that you can size this up or down very easily. If you are wanting to use chunkier or thinner yarn, it will work perfectly, just make sure your foundation is approx. 28″ long and is worked in multiples of 4.
CHUNKY SNOWFALL FAIR ISLE COWL – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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– 9 mm Hook
– Bernat Softee Chunky (3 balls of Wine, 1 ball of Heather Gray)
– Darning Needle
– Tags (optional)
Gauge: Foundation should be approx. 28″ long
Note: You can work this cowl pattern using either the fair isle technique or the tapestry technique. I used the fair isle technique as it prevents the carried yarn from peaking through, but it makes the inside a bit messier, so you will have to choose for yourself! If you decide to go with fair isle, resist the urge to tighten the gray stitch. It will seem big and loose, but once it gets worked it, it will pop nicely.
Also, for some reason, my creative juices told me to work 2 rows of sc in leu of one row of DC as I usually do with the Snowfall Techinique. The cowl will work either way, but if you choose to work the DC row, make sure it counts as both rows of sc that are worked between the snowfall row.
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Fair Isle Cowl:
1. Begin with a long tail. With Heather Gray, Work a sc foundation of 60 sts. Join into a loop.
Watch the video below on how to work a foundation stitch. (if the video doesn’t load, please disable your adblocker).
For help working the snowfall stitch, watch the video below (if the video doesn’t load, please disable your adblocker)
2. – 3. Join Wine. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join. (60 its)
4. Ch 1. *Sc in next 3 sts. With heather gray, work a sc but pull through last loop with wine.* (see video above for help doing this) Repeat all around. (60 sts)
5. – 6. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join. (60 sts)
7. Ch 1. Sc in same st. With heather gray, work a sc but pull through last loop with wine. *Sc in next 3 sts. With heather gray, work a sc but pull through last loop with wine. * repeat all around, leaving last two stitches unworked. With wine, sc in last 2 sts. Join. (60 sts)
8. – 30. Repeat rows 2 – 7 respectively. (60 sts)
31. With heather gray, ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join. (60 sts)
Tie off and weave in top end.
Fair Isle Cowl Finishing:
Turn your cowl upside down and going back to the original foundation, using your beginning tail to sew up the bottom of the first and last sts of the foundation. Weave in your end.
Isn’t it so cozy?!