The beauty of the Ballantyne Cowl lies in its symmetry. Tower Stitch shells are worked in both directions from the foundation chain to create a fetching openwork lace, at home over both a denim jacket and a silk blouse.
The Ballantyne Cowl requires only a half skein of medium-weight yarn and works up so quickly, you might as well make two!
This pattern uses U.S. crochet terms. Click on the links for video tutorials.
This design includes some new-to-me techniques, but the combination of instructions and charts make the pattern exceptionally clear. I had no trouble at all visualizing exactly what to do, and the tips included actually kind of add up to a mini-class! It's nice also to have a lacy style that looks good in worsted weight yarn, since that's what many of us tend to have in our stash and its scale makes for a quick project.