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Royal Purple Cowl and Yarn Along

 

I have knitted and finished the cowl just in time for my friend Joan’s birthday today!! I am so happy, I started it on Sunday, frogged some of it on Monday and then continued with two yarns instead of one. This is a luxurious cowl that I have knitted with Merino and kid Mohair. It is very soft indeed. This lighter colour actually has hints on purple in it and purple is Joan’s favourite colour. I really enjoy giving handmade presents to my friends, it’s lovely to knit a gift with someone in mind.

If you would like to knit a cowl too here is the pattern:

Notes:

The pattern is knitted in multiples of two, so if you would like to make it smaller or bigger as long as you have an even amount of stitches you will be fine.

The pattern is repeated twice for each colourway, until you have 5 stripes of colour, this will total 10 pattern repeats altogether.

Materials:

50 grams of DK purple yarn

50 grams of DK Kid Mohair yarn

5mm circular needles

6mm needle for a loose cast off

sewing needle

stitch marker

Pattern:

In the Merino yarn, cast on 200 stitches and join for knitting in the round, place your stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit

Round 2: Purl

Round 3: (Make one (take yarn around the needle), purl 2 together) across the round.

Round 4: (Make one (take yarn around the needle), purl 2 together) across the round.

Repeat the above pattern again in the same yarn.

Change to the Kid Mohair and knit 2 pattern repeats.

Remember to carry the different yarns up the inside of the knitting while alternating the colours so that you won’t need to join the yarn each time.

Continue alternating the different yarns after 2 repeats of the pattern until you have 5 colour bands or continue if you wish:)

Cast off with a 6mm knitting needle for a loose bind off.

Sew in all the ends

You are finished!

Thank you to my lovely Erin for modelling the cowl today.

Joining with Ginny today for the Yarn Along.

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What I Did Today

Today I joined Richard on one of his mountain bike rides out in the country. Now you must understand, I have ridden plenty of times on the road but never off road. This was a whole new experience and I was a little daunted this morning and almost didn’t go with. I did, however and it was great, when I say great, I mean I am thrilled that I was able to set off on this journey and return back to our car without having to stop too many times.  A few times, I really didn’t think I would make it, especially when I was riding up this long hill, full of tiny rocks which seemed to go on forever… I am determined to get fit, I feel so good already (really tired, but good)!  I had a wonderful time riding with Richard, I managed to cross a few narrow bridges without stopping and even rode straight through a couple of streams. There was one bridge that I decided to walk over because when I looked at the water flowing under it, it looked just a tad toxic and I really didn’t want to land in that, so off I got and walked. I was really exhausted afterwards but I would do it again tomorrow, I loved being out in the open, surrounded by nature and spending time with my love.

 

 

After we returned home, I cast on another cowl, this is going to be a gift for a very special friend. Her favourite colour is purple and she enjoys wearing scarves and cowls. I don’t think, well I hope she won’t look here and see it, I have until Wednesday to finish but it’s almost done. It’s just a single cowl, an easy little pattern that I will share as soon as I am finished:)

Well, I’m off to knit this evening, what have you been busy doing today?

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A Hint of Snow Cowl and Creative Friday

I have just finished designing and knitting ‘A Hint of Snow, Cowl’, I am really enjoying knitting cowsl at the moment, I have knitted this one on a chunky handspun Merino 2 ply. To give you an idea, the yarn gives approximately 6 wraps per inch and I used 7mm circular needles with the longest cable I could find:) It’s a wonderfully warm cowl and is very versatile as it can be worn in so many ways, twisted twice or three times to create a different look.

Here is the pattern:)

Just a quick note: the pattern consists of 4 pattern rows,

  1. knit,
  2. slip slip knit (ssk),
  3. knit 1, make one (or yarn over to make a hole) when you come to the end of this round, make sure you remember to make one (yarn over) at the end of the round and not merely just move the yarn to the front because in the following round you purl, so when ending the 3rd round take the yarn all the way around the needle and back to the front to make a stitch before you begin purling the following round:)
  4. purl.

ok, enough chatting from me here’s the pattern:)

Materials:

300 grams of chunky yarn (approx 6 wraps per inch)

6.5mm / US 10.5 circular needles with a long cable

Sewing needle for ends

8mm needle for cast off edge so that it will be nice and lose

Pattern:

Cast on 190 stitches and join for knitting in the round.

Round 1: Knit

Round 2: (SSK) repeat all around the round. (slip,slip, knit) both stitches are slipped from the left needle to the right needle knitwise and then both stitches on the right needle are knitted with the left needle by placing the left needle through the front of both stitches and knitting them together.

Round 3: (Knit 1, make 1) ( a make one is also called a yarn over) repeat all around the round. See Just a Quick Note above for this round.

Round 4: Purl

Repeat these 4 rounds another 7 times.

Cast off using an 8mm needle to ensure a lose cast off edge.

Sew in all ends.

You are finished!!

Ravelry notes here.

Mamma4earth Ravelry group here where you can share your projects:)

Happy knitting:)

Welcome to Creative Friday

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and their beautiful links:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

Have a wonderful day,
xo
Linda

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Emerald Isle Cowl Knitting Pattern and Creative Friday

 

 

 

Hello everyone, my Emerald Isle Cowl is finished and I am sharing pattern here with you. It was quite a quick knit, knitted in Double Knitting merino wool from Colourspun and I knitted it on 5mm needles. I do love the colour of this green, just wonderful!

This cowl measures 40 inches in circumerfance when finished, but if you would like to make it bigger, the DK that I am knitting with on this pattern gives me 4 stitches per inch when knitted, so to add extra inches, you would cast on 4 stitches at a time for each inch of length that you require, just as long as you always add an even amount of stitches as this pattern works with multiples of 2.

Materials:

100 grams of DK Colourspun wool (220 yards of yarn)

5mm circular needles

5.5mm straight needle for casting off with

sewing needle for the ends

1 stitch marker to place at the beginning of your round

Pattern:

Cast on 170 stitches on the 5mm circular needles and join for knitting in the round with the magic loop technique (place your stitch marker at the beginning of the round)

Round 1: Knit

Round 2: (Knit 2 stitches together all across the round)  (85 stitches)

Round 3: kfb (knit into the front and back of each stitch to increase) (170 stitches)

Round 4: Purl

Round 5: Knit

Round 6: (Knit 2 stitches together) all across the round (85 stitches)

Round 7: (Knit 1 stitch, make 1) all across the round (make 1: wrap yarn around needle to make a hole and increase) (170 stitches)

Round 8: Purl

This makes up the pattern for the cowl, repeat these 8 rounds another 6 times, your cowl should be about 6 inches wide when blocked.

Cast off loosely with your 5.5mm needle so that the cast off edge is nice and loose.

If you want your cowl to be longer see above for the amount of stitches to cast on.

Ravelry notes are here.

Happy knitting!

Welcome to Creative Friday

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and their beautiful links:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

Have a wonderful day,
xo
Linda

 

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