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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Repost from 2013 - Beth's Creation

We received new colours of Misti Chunky today. Beth knit (and designed) a cowl in Misti Chunky last year. Here is the post again. The cowl is quick and easy!


From November 6, 2013 


Beth is coming up with her own pattern ideas now. She had a cowl pattern and decided to put her own spin on it. 

I asked her to write down what she did.

Here is the pattern:

Cast on ______ stitches   (has to be an odd number)

Join in the round making sure not to twist stitches.  Place marker

Row 1 – Knit 1, Slip 1 with yarn in front.  Repeat all the way around

Row 2 – Knit all stitches

Row 3 – Slip 1 with yarn in front, Knit 1.  Repeat all the way around

Row 4 – Knit all stitches

Repeat these 4 rows until you are almost out of yarn.  You can end on any row.  Cast off loosely.

Now it's my job to count the stitches on her cowl and figure out what size needle she used - it was already cast off when I got it. No, the ends weren't sewn in. I had to do that for her.

You need:
1 skein Misti Handpaint Chunky
8mm 80cm needles

Cast on 79 stitches. If you would like a tighter (meaning smaller around and closer to your neck), taller cowl then cast on less stitches making sure that it is an odd number.

Join in the round making sure not to twist stitches.  Place marker. Make sure that you check after the first round to make sure that your stitches aren't twisted.

Row 1 – *Knit 1, take the yarn to the front, slip the next stitch like a purl, take the yarn to the back*  Repeat from * to * all the way around ending with a K1

Row 2 – Knit all stitches

Row 3 – *Take the yarn to the front, slip 1 like a purl, take the yarn to the back, knit 1*  Repeat from * to * ending with a slip 1, take the yarn to the back.

Row 4 – Knit all stitches

Repeat these 4 rows until you are almost out of yarn.  You can end on any row.  Cast off loosely.



She's read through the pattern and confirmed that I have it correct so now I can share with you.

I'm adding a bit to the post. Here are some pictures after blocking.


Knit on 10mm needles.
Finished measurement - 30" around and 7.5" deep
Knit on 8mm needles
Finished measurement - 28" around and 6" deep

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great sister your are! How great you two can share the craft! I can't get any of my three sisters to pick up sticks!
Beth, you have become a knitter!
Will have to try your pattern.

Theresa in MIi

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty. I especially like the colors in the last image.

Anonymous said...

can you give me information about the yarn used in the first cowl....the one with the added pin ?

Julie said...

The yarn in the first scarf is Misti Alpaca Handpaint Chunky. Colour CP53

Anonymous said...

so the pattern is a linen stitch converted for in the round ? that's great !! thanks for figuring how to do and sharing...lovely yarn choice :)

How to Become a Ski Bum! said...

It still amazes me that something so simple can be so beautiful. Good job Beth and Julie. A team effort! Plus the fabulous selection of yarns that The Needle Emporium has to choose from. Miss you both. We are back in July for our daughter's wedding. See you then! I will come with empty bags ready to be filled with some choice yarns. lol
Catherine Meharg