It is always so exciting to announce the release of a published design! This is a cowl I designed for Inside Crochet Magazine, and the preview just came out this week. It is quick to crochet and a simple pattern, suitable for a beginning to intermediate crocheter. It is a versatile pattern that could also be used to make a belt by adjusting the length and possibly the width of the cowl. I think the crowning glory of the cowl is the surface crochet used to define the pleats. I use this technique often, in my traditional and freeform crochet designs. The sample was made up in Berroco's Inca Gold, a merino wool and silk blend. This yarn is amazing to work with and it creates amazing stitch definition.
This issue, #8, is available to purchase via download here. UPDATE: As of January 13, 2011, this pattern is available to purchase via Ravelry for $2.95, and is now translated into US crochet terminology.