Autumn here is windy. First windy, then windy with beautifully coloured swirling leaves, then just grey, dirty and windy. What’s a girl to do? Well this one embraces those fall layers (pumpkin spice helps too. Chai anyone?) and that includes my neck! Whether you’re a scarf, infinity scarf (with or without the twist!), or a cowl person, I’ve found you new go-to this fall, the Wind Drift.
(If you just can’t wait to get started, you can find the pattern on Etsy here, and LoveCrafts here. Did you know you can get 20% off all my patterns in Etsy during their Labor Day Weekend Slat Sept 3 -7? Use code labordaysale2020)
I’m convinced the reason so many of us love fall is in how the rich colours and all the layers just feel like this luxurious excess in contrast to the simple skin and salt (if you’re lucky enough to live near the ocean) of summer. Who doesn’t love to feel cozy, and let’s face it, cozy and sweaty aren’t friends.
It’s easy to find me wearing a lightweight scarf of some kind indoors even. It’s a part of my outfit today! When it gets cold, I’ll be happy to remove any layers that remind me I was just outside freezing thanks, but that day’s not today. It’s a fashion statement, its part of who I am!
So it better not be too hot, because I will sit inside wearing it and drinking something hot. I can’t be the only one. My scarf better breathe a little.
Which brings me back to the Wind Drift.
Its got that chunky style to it without being heavy and dare I say it, almost lacy. Even a bold colour palette will look on-trend and sophisticated in this versatile pattern. Go subtle with a solid or tonal pick, ease through some changes with some variegated yarn, or add some definition and make it striped.
I’ve also included instructions to make it as a scarf, infinity scarf, or cowl. So whatever floats your boat, it’s there!
The magic is using aa worsted weight yarn with what is proportionally an oversized hook. For the striped cowl, I used Caron x Pantone Bamboo (now discontinued), for the infinity scarf I used Lion Brand Yarn Landscapes in the Mountain Range Colourway. Both I would consider to be on the heavier side of worsted. I love the softeness and drape of both as well. And I can’t get enough of how theft sheen and slight slub of the roving texture in Landscapes works in this pattern.
And of course as usual, I highly recommend the Clover Amour hook. Get the 15mm here, or grab the set in a case here. (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases). I crochet some long hours sometimes and they help with a pain free experience. I also crochet faster using them compared to other hooks.
Back to the pattern. It’s a very simple, easily memorizable pattern that a beginner could have success with as well, each stitch is so large you can really see all the parts of the stitch,
Stay warm out there folks! And let your Wind Drift help you do it. Grab your ad-free, printer friendly pattern with chart included on LoveCrafts here or Etsy here and embrace the season change. And don’t forget the code labordaysale2020 for 20% my patterns during Etsy’s Labor Day weekend sale.
P.S. – if you’re a maker already in or thinking about gift giving mode, this makes a great gift!