Emerald Isle Cowl

Thanks so much to everyone who has joined my Christmas Ornament Swap, it’s going to be lovey!

I have been working on a cowl pattern for a few days, I just adore this shade of green, a real algae green, too beautiful! This has been such an exciting knit, I have loved watching the pattern elements develop into knitted stitches and the variegated wool is also something I enjoy tremendously, showing its subtle changes in colour and adding a whole new character to the piece once it is finished.

I am knitting this cowl in a DK merino wool from Colourspun on 5mm circular needles and it can be made as long or as thick as you wish by just adding more pattern repeats.  Pattern writing is so much fun and I think I am going to enjoy designing garments as well as knitted toy animals!

PS This is going to be a free pattern as soon as I have finished knitting it:)

and Erin’s chicken Buffy says hi (see the raised foot)


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19 Responses to Emerald Isle Cowl

  1. Shara October 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I’m knitting something in a similar colour, Malabrigo Lettuce. Such a beautiful green!

  2. Tracey October 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    O, o,oh I love the green Linda, it is so pretty and I am looking forward to seeing the pattern.
    You really have a talent!

  3. heathermama October 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    oh my, that green is amazing, the cowl looks lovely. i am really excited about the pattern. i have yet to actually knit a cowl… i might give this one a go. 🙂

  4. Amy Caroline October 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    That yarn is gorgeous!

  5. Andria October 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    I love that green–so beautiful. It will be a wonderful cowl. Lovely chicken picture too!

  6. Rachel October 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    That green is lovely! I’m looking forward to seeing the whole pattern!

  7. Kylie October 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Wow, what a beautiful cowl! I can’t wait to see the pattern.

  8. Andee October 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Your cowl looks beautiful! I love the pattern and the design. I can’t wait to try it out for myself!

  9. Angela October 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    That yarn is absolutely beautiful!! Is it too late to join the ornament swap?

  10. NinnyNoodleNoo October 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    That is a really lovely green!

    I would’ve loved to have joined the swap but I really need to get some longies finished for Anna and I’m worried I’d be pushed for time to get an ornament done by the end of October.

  11. linda gaylord October 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    how beautiful! i love the color and i like the stitch pattern. it will be such a pretty cowl when you are finished. i love knitting cowls,and i look forward the seeing your pattern when it is finished!

  12. Else T October 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Lovely color and textures! Look forward to your pattern. Thanks!

  13. Angela October 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    I love that green. It is such a refreshing and vibrant color. You will look gorgeous in it!

  14. Ellisen October 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Gorgeous colors. Love the greens. Thanks for sharing with us.

  15. Ummrania October 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Wow, I hope you knit fast because that is gorgeous and I want to make one for my DD who I thought today needs one, I already know what I will make it out of! Cant wait!

  16. Anita October 11, 2012 at 4:46 am #

    I love the colour you are knitting with at the moment, just yummy. Here in Australia we
    are part way through our spring season heading toward summer and my knitting needles
    are clicking as fast as they were during the winter months. Knitting rules!!!
    Cheers, Anita.

  17. Nadine October 11, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    What a sweet green and pattern! And here my list gets longer – maybe as a next knitting project, when the socks are done???? Looking forward to the pattern :o)

  18. Stel October 11, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Looking forward to see this cowl! My sis in Eire is hooking a Greens of Ireland blanket, with the Circling the Square pattern of Signed with an Owl.

  19. KC October 19, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    That green is so stunning! I can’t to see it finished. Reminds of a trip I took to Scotland ten years ago!

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