March 2016: Free cowl pattern updated to include both worsted weight and bulky yarn!
My first design from 2010 made it to my new website at last. I created this pattern to wear while dog sledding on a winter trip to Quebec. My experience with winter sports has taught me not to wear scarves skiing or sledding, cuz you never know what might grab an end and a) make you lose your scarf or b) strangle you.
CO = Cast On
K = Knit
P = Purl
Kfb = increase a stitch by knitting into both the front and back of a loop.
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
SSK = Knit 2 stitches together with the opposite slant by slipping 2 stitches knitwise, moving them back to the left needle, and knitting them together.
P2tog = Purl 2 stitches together
(bla)x3= do “bla” three times
Sl1 = Slip 1 stitch purlwise and leave the yarn in the front for a clean edge.
A shawl to go with my new Anokhi dress. I used Trendsetter Yarns “Dune” and Berrocco Glace. The Dune is mohair with a bit of metallic going through it, and the Glace let me do the leaves on the edge while giving the mohair some body and extra softness. The leaf pattern came from Vogue Knitting on the Edge, and the rest of the shawl was done with alternate rows: P2, yarn under, p2tog / knit across.
Here’s the tank which I made from yarn I bought with my store credit from The Yarn Co in NYC. I had a credit there from the alpaca yarn I returned on my bell sleeve sweater. This yarn is a tape yarn from Knit One Crochet Two, it’s called Tartlette.
I have a favorite wrap t-shirt that I copied to make this sweater, adding bell sleeves and bottom edging. I used a size 17 needle for the first 4 rows of the bottom, and 8 rows of the sleeves, and switched to a size 13 to knit the body of the piece. The yarn is GGH Savanah alpaca blend. I was under a deadline to finish it so I could return all the extra yarn I bought… I bought 20 skeins and only needed 10 and this yarn wasn’t cheap. I’ve got a store credit at The Yarn Co in NYC which I plan to use when I visit my cousin in June.