This is my Autumn Sky cowl design knitted in Manos del Uruguay yarn, Ethnosphere Maxima. I did post about this cowl last week but disaster struck as I was casting off. I realised that it was going to be slightly small and I just wasn’t happy with that. You know how you try and tell yourself that it will actually be fine, because pulling out all this knitting is sad and then somewhere in the back of your mind, you just know you have to fix it, so I FROGGED it. I then cast on again, altered the pattern a little, went up a needle size and now I am much happier with it! It’s almost finished and then I will open the pattern up for test knitting. I still really love the colourway of this yarn and will be buying more of it, it’s so soft too.
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This week, I have been working on a new cowl design, it’s called Arctic Ice. It has been knitting up quite quickly and then, to my utter dismay, I noticed I had knitted 4 instead of 3 plain rounds in one of the sections so I had to pull back… This yarn has a small amount of mohair in it, when I say small, I mean, well, when one tries to pull back mohair it kind of mats together and takes years off your life in the process because you can’t really see where you are and then you could have possibly lost stitches etc…I still love it tremendously, it’s so gorgeously soft and wonderful to wear and I want more of it!
I removed my circular needles and had 200 live stitches just lying there staring at me. Of course I wanted this situation sorted out as quickly as possible, (my nerves). I pulled back really carefully, the mohair wasn’t too accommodating at first and then it relented and allowed me to pull back to the exact spot I needed to, much to my relief! I am now knitting the final few rounds and when it’s finished there will be a test knit on my Ravelry group. I love test knits, they are so much fun!
Happy Wednesday, joining with Ginny🙂
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Rustic Earth Cowl Design in Progress
I have been enjoying designing this new cowl pattern, I’ve called it Rustic Earth, it’s almost finished, I think it will probably be completed later today:) It’s a design that I hope will drape beautifully around the neck with undulating folds of softness… I’ll block it, take photos and share the pattern early next week.
We are finally having rain, it’s been so hot for SO long, the rain is such a welcome gift! We are also settling back into our schooling for the first term and a lovely rhythm has begun. I will soon be designing more animal patterns and seriously putting all my energy into my African Animals Knitting book. What are you busy working on at the moment?
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Wrapped round twice.
Wrapped round three times.
Hi, I have finished the Forest Glade Cowl, I’m really happy with the stitch technique that developed from a yarn over and a knit 2 together. Such simple stitches and together they have manifested into a slanting pattern forming a cowl. This cowl has been designed in multiples of 2, so it’s really easy to make it larger or smaller by reducing or increasing the stitches by 2 either way.
It measures 58 inches around and can wrap 2 or 3 times depending on how cold you are I guess:)
I enjoyed knitting in this Hartlam yarn, it’s a Merino with a hint of luxurious cashmere.
I have added the pattern to Ravelry and it’s a free pattern:) Yay I love sending patterns out into the world.
If you do knit this cowl, I would love to see your finished item, please would you link to the pattern on Ravelry and share it on my group or send me a photo if you like:)
Forest Glade Cowl Pattern ©
5mm circular needles
100 grams of DK yarn
sewing needle for the ends
yo: yarn over (wrap the yarn under the needle and over to the back) This creates a hole.
Cast on 220 stitches and join for knitting in the round, place a stitch marker at the start of the round.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: (yo, knit 2 together) repeat across the round.
Rounds 3-5: Repeat round 2.
Round 6: Knit
Round 7: Purl
Rounds 2-7 are the rounds that make up the pattern, I have done 6 pattern repeats altogether with my 100 gram skein of yarn. If you would like your cowl to be thicker, just continue with the pattern repeats, you will need another skein of yarn. When you are finished with your last pattern repeat just finish with a knit round and not a purl for the border.
Bind off loosely (use a larger needle size if you prefer)
Remember, if you would like to shorten or lengthen this cowl, just use multiples of 2:)