Rimaye Cowl by Kabila Sri Ponnusamy

Rimaye Cowl

November 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches
in tks
6.0 mm (J)
552 - 1104 yards (505 - 1009 m)
To fit 14¾ (16½, 18¼)" cross-back width.
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

In this piece, Tunisian crochet stitches are manipulated to move across the fabric like crevasses rippling along a mountain glacier. This cowl is worked as a simple rectangle, allowing you to focus your attention on the stitches at hand. The split edge of the cowl is shaped entirely by the seam placement.

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 2

Finished Size To fit 14¾ (16½, 18¼)“ cross-back width.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Sport Weight (100% wool; 184 yd 168 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #103S deep sea, 3 (4, 6) skeins.

Hook Size J/10 (6 mm) Tunisian hook, 16 (16, 19)“ cable. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 10 sts and 11 rows = 2” in tks.

For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online crochet glossary at https://www.interweave.com/interweave-crochet-glossary/


  • The cowl is worked as a rectangle from the top down.

  • Both the first and last loop of the row are counted as stitches.

  • When placing/moving markers, place the marker in the specified stitch on the forward pass and move it behind the work in the back vertical bar while working the return pass.

For more information, see: https://www.interweave.com/store/interweave-crochet-winter-2020-digital-edition

From the Designer:
See the Video of the Stitch Guide for working the Combined Back Post Tunisian Knit Stitch: