I'm happy to release my latest pattern the Hudson Cowl! I don't know about you but I am pretty much done with winter! I cannot wait to see grass again and flowers and sunshine.
Finished Measurements: Cowl comes in two sizes - 25"/16"length circumference for a close fitting cowl or a 52"/9.5" long cowl that can be wrapped around the next twice.
Yarn: Madeline Tosh DK (100% merino wool, 225yrds), 2 skeins needed for both sizes
Needles: US 8 (5mm) 16" or 40" circular needle
I find that the textured stitching reminds me of the 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf but is a little more challenging in that both rounds require you to either increase or decrease sts. It's a perfect cowl for an advanced beginner and even seasoned pro's as it will keep your attention throughout!
Get yourself a nice pop of color and cast on today!
I feel like it's been ages since I've written up a cowl pattern! With the huge hit of the 5th Avenue Cowl you'd think I'd be all over this. Well, here's a peek at the newest pattern I've been working on - the Hudson Cowl. I like to think of it as the cousin to the 5th Avenue Cowl with similar texture and beauty. The pattern is being tested and should be out soon!
It seems that I'm in knitting overdrive! I do have lots to share and it's very possible that when people say "nesting" I hear "knit like there's no tomorrow!" Ok I will.
Oh hey, you lookin' at me? Me and my fabulous and cozy cowl? Yea, I know you want it too. It's super chunky, oh so soft and I love it. I don't think I've told you all yet, but have been working at a yarn shop in San Francisco called Atelier Yarns. The 20 year old store is now owned by Amanda, who designs patterns for the yarn we sell.
Well, when Amanda whipped out this simple yet awesome cowl I had that feeling we all get when you see something you want to make rightthisveryinstant - fixation, obesssion, a casual sensation to cast on.
Atelier Shop Pattern #195
Needles: US 9
Yarn: Di.Ve Autmno, 5 balls
The yarn has a slight stripe to which adds to the dimension of the knit and purl sections. It's like a giant Wurm. The best part - the cowl is so stretchy that you can wear it as a capelet too.
I am giving this cowl to my best friend Julie who just became a new mom. I figure it's one of those easy, throw over your head and get warm fast type of knits! No need to think any harder than that! And hello, easy holiday gift - done and done. You know me and Cowls - Obsessed.
You can order the yarn and pattern (#195) which is free with yarn purchase by calling Atelier Yarns at 415-771-1550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A shop pattern from Atelier Yarns, San Francisco. Yarn is Di.ve Autmnno.
And the winner of the shared birthday present is Ms. Willie Shultz! YEA! Thank you for all your kind words :-) This birthday girl has a perma grin!
OH and P.S. I am the guest blogger over at A Friend To Knit With spreading the word about Team Nick! Check it out. So much thanks to Leslie for joining me in this fight!
Perfect for a beginner or an experienced knitter. Rows are knit in the round and the pattern is very memorizable!
Road to China Light, Fibre Company (65% Baby Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 10% camel, 159yds.)
2 skeins, color Garnet or your favorite fingering/sport weight yarn.
US 6 (4mm) 24in circular needles or whatever you need to get gauge
20 sts & 28 rows over 4inches in Flame Chevron pattern
Patricia and I have a friend we call Diva Jess. She's works in the fashion industry and always gives us the scoop on what the trends are. She came into the shop like a storm a few weeks ago and told us that we HAD to cast on righthisverymoment for an infinity scarf. "They're Everywhere!", she said. Sure enough in a lot of catalogs and magazines it's been hard to not notice the infinity scarf. I have been so excited about making one for myself and here it is!
EDITED October 2011
Pattern: 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf (my own - queue it up!)
Yarn: The Fibre Co, Canopy Worsted, 5 skeins
Needles: Size US8 [5mm] 40 inch circular
Gauge: 20 sts over 4" in pattern
CO 240, make sure you're not twisting stitches Place Marker and join in round
1st Rnd: Knit all stitches
2nd Rnd: *YO, K2tog*, repeat * * to marker.
3rd Rnd: Knit all stitches
4th Rnd: *Slip 1, K1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over (PSSO), YO*, repeat * * to marker.
Repeat 4 rows until desired width. My scarf measures approx 60 inches around and 10 inches wide.
For a chunkier, cowl like version - check out the Fifth Avenue Cowl!
ETA: With the huge popularity with this pattern I though I would write a quick note to help those having problems. The number of stitches never changes throughout the pattern. Each K2tog is paired with a YO (as each Slip 1, K1, PSSO is paired with a YO) if you find that you are increasing or decreasing your stitches in anyway then you missed or added a YO. In Row 4 you should be slipping the knitted YO from Row 2 and knitting the knit stitch. In Row 2, you should be inserting your needle first into the knitted YO then the knit stitch for your K2tog. I hope this helps and I'm really truly humbled and excited so many are making one!
The scarf is so versatile. It's long enough to wear it all cozied up around your neck or just draped low. You could also wrap it around your head like a hood when the weather really gets cold. Not to mention the yarn is luxuriously soft! The only thing some people working with the dark Worsted Canopy may notice is that the yarn bleeds while you work with it. I got to see the Kelbourne Woolen ladies yesterday at Rheinbeck (SO FUN by the way!) and they said the dye is set it just needs an extra soak.
I plan on making many more for friends and family especially with the holidays coming up! And now that you know what to do Go cast one on rightthisveryminute!