worsted weight

NEW PATTERN: CABIN ROSE COWL

OK, October… enough with you!

I spent what felt like the entire month on the sofa knitting away on various new designs, unable to share many of them until now. But oh baby am I sharing! I’m so excited to be sharing today’s new release, designed in collaboration with Blue Moon Fiber Art’s Plushy - a super squishy heavy worsted weight superwash merino that feels like a hug when it’s around your neck!

CABIN ROSE COWL

This luscious no-so-little cowl checks a lot of boxes for me as a rather picky knitwear wearer. It’s heavy so it feels like it’s doing it’s job of giving me some warmth. It’s tapered so it’s sits non-fussily around my neck and creates a collar-like look. AND?! It’s mostly stockinette in the round which is definitely my jam.

Now through Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST (oh yeah, you’ve got 5 days to get your savings on), you can save 10% at checkout here on my website, or over on Ravelry using code CABINROSE at checkout. And what’s more? When you purchase the pattern on Ravelry, you’ll receive a discount code to use on the yarn. WHAT?! YES! Tina is amazing (she’s the owner and creative spirit behind BMFA) and has generously offered a discount on a skein of Plushy to make this delightful cowl when you purchase a copy of this pattern.**

**Caveat about this yarn discount: it can only be applied to the yarn order at the time of purchase - there is no post-purchase request for the discount on the yarn so please be sure to have the code ready at checkout!

Here’s the details about this cowl to get you going:


THE STORY

My favorite style of cowl is a tapered cowl that slouches comfortably for a nice warm pile of wool around my neck, but also flares out a bit for a collar-effect. This cowl checks all those boxes - and looks lovely, to boot!

MATERIALS

  • Blue Moon Fiber Arts Plushy (worsted weight; 100% superwash merino; approx. 330 yds/ 301 m per 270 g / 9.5 oz skein), 1 skein: ‘Figgy Pudding’; OR 330 yds of heavy worsted / light aran weight yarn

  • US 8 (5 mm) 16, 24 and 32” / 40, 60 and 80 cm circular needles (see Notes)

  • Fixed stitch markers (15; 1 distinct for BOR M)

  • Locking stitch marker (1, optional)

  • Row counter (optional)

  • Cable needle

  • Tapestry needle

FINISHED SIZE

  • 22” / 56 cm neck circumference

  • 34“ / 86.5 cm shoulder circumference

  • 12.5” / 31.5 cm tall

PROJECT GAUGE

17 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm over stockinette in the round (unstretched), taken after blocking

NOTES

  • This cowl is worked in the round from the top-down, with increases worked at even intervals to create the tapered shape.

  • Written instructions are provided for the entirety of the cowl. Charted instructions are provided for the Cowl Body.

  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.

  • Note that the length of needle cable used will change as you work the cowl. The shortest, 16” / 40 cm length, was used for the cast on, the Top Band and the first section before the first set of increases is worked. The longer cables were used as the circumference of the cowl increased. Use the length that feels most comfortable.

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Save on the pattern. Save on the yarn. Make a ton of gifts for your loved ones for this upcoming holiday season and just ROCK YOUR CABIN ROSE!

New Pattern: Cribble Hat

Ok, so not all naming of patterns is mysterious and specifically related to an intangible memory. This one is pretty on the nose... there's ribbing, and cables so...

Cribble Hat

I love the rustic texture and warmth of this hat! Originally designed for my Mum, who, for her 60th birthday, wished for a semi-slouchy beanie: this hat is classic, simple and easy wearing! 

And this Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool? Hullo! Totally a new yarn crush for me. It's a little "crunchy" - i.e.: it's not floppy and loose, it stands up on it's own in the most glorious way - and the color is divine! I think it needs to used to design a vest, no? The collar would be amazing! 

And because I love to spread the knitting love to all - save 15% on the hat here on my website or on Ravelry at checkout (no coupon code needed) until 11:59 pst on Sunday, January 21st!

 

Here's the details so you can make your very own Cribble!

Materials

  • Cribble Hat pattern
  • Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool (2-ply worsted weight; 100% American wool; 140 yds / 128 m per skein), 2 skeins: ‘Pine Warbler 7798’
  • US 6 (4 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle
  • US 8 (5 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle AND set of DPNs
  • Stitch marker
  • Cable needle
  • Row counter (optional)
  • Tapestry needle

Finished Size and Gauge

  • 16” / 40 cm circumference (unstretched), 9.25” / 23.5 cm tall (fits most adult women; modeled on a 22” / 56 cm head)
  • 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” over 2 x 2 rib on Large needle, taken after blocking

Notes

  • This hat is worked in the round from the brim up beginning with the Small needle for the Brim, changing to the Large needle for the Body of the hat.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge. The Small needle should be 2 needle sizes smaller than the Large needle when gauge is met.
  • Written instructions are provided for the entirety of the hat.
  • When the circumference of the hat becomes too small for the circular needle during the Crown Shaping, change to DPNs to finish the hat.
  • When the hat is worn as designed, the beginning of round will be above the left ear rather than behind the head.