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Click here for the pattern for our new Lonely Cable Cowl
Click here for the pattern for The Super Bulky Button Hat
Click here for "Alfalfa" our free 2 needle superbulky hat pattern
Here's a quick little knit for your loved ones!
Size: 1.5" tall x 2" wide
Round 1: Knit.
12mm dpns (set of 4 or 5)
1 Hank Malabrigo Rasta
five small stitch holders, or large safety pins
three 1-1.5 " buttons
k2tog= knit 2 together
m1= make 1 by lifting the bar between two stitches onto the left hand needle, then knit this bar through the back.
i-cord= using 2 dpns: with 4 sts on needle, knit side facing and yarn attached at left side of work, insert right needle into 1st stitch on left hand needle (note: this is the opposite side to where the yarn is attached). **Knit 4 stitches, pulling yarn very tight for first stitch. DO NOT TURN WORK AROUND. Slide stitches so that the knit side is facing and the yarn is attached to stitch on the far left side of the left hand needle. Repeat this process from** , tugging on the cord as it grows every few inches. Youtube is also a great visual aid if you need help making the i-cords(click here for video by Judy).
With 12 mm cast on 15 sts.
Knit 4 rows
***k3, m1. place remaining stitches on holder.
using these four stitches , work in i-cord for 22"
place i-cord stitches on holder (safety pins work well), break yarn.
Place next 3 stitches from original holder onto needle.Re-attach yarn to these 3 stitches and repeat the process from ***, making each cord 3.5" longer than the previous one.
Once you have five cords, place all the stitches from these 5 cords onto one needle, insuring cords aren't twisted.
K3, k2together, k2, k2together, k2, k2together, k2, k2together, k3.
All cords should now be joined by the k2togethers of last row.
Knit in garter stitch until yarn is almost used up. (2-10 rows)
Sew 3 buttons to the smaller of the garter stitch band. Push buttons through fabric of other band to close.
Weave in all ends. (Stuffing them down the icord centres is a good way to hide them :).)
20mm / US36 Needles
1 Ball Katia Kimbo - 150gms/5oz., 22meters/24 yards/ball , 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic
Shown in Color - 830
A Tapestry Needle
2 Large Buttons - 1 3/4" each
24 x7" - 61 x 18 cm
Cast on 8 sts.
Row 1-2: Knit
Row 3: *K1, Yo twice, repeat from * to last st. K1.
Row 4: *K1, drop 2 yarn overs from previous row. Repeat from * to last st. K1.
Row 5-7: Knit.
Repeat rows 3- 7 until there is just enough wool to cast off. (Save at least 2 meters).
Weave in all ends. Sew buttons to short end of cowl. Wear and Enjoy!
* To make it easier to cast off, do not end the project with a row 3.
* Use the buttons to create different looks by buttoning the cowl in different places.
St(s) - Stitch
Yo - Yarn Over
This easy sweater with bracelet sleeve and cowl neck will be a great addition to your summer wardrobe. The sample is currently on display in pink Other colours include cream, taupe, mint and blue. We love Tussah Silk's two tone effect, shiny and mat, from the combination of the two fibers, silk and rayon.
The cardi is knit in her new Ondine. It is a soft 100% cotton in tonal marled colors. Discover the feminine look of Louisa Harding- a perfect look for spring
By Sarah Grieve
This is a fun quick knit that only takes a few hours to make - just in time for Christmas! The beautiful linen ribbon yarn mixed with the mohair makes for a light as air, ethereal look.
2 Balls of Jaeger Celeste - MC - #185 Lilac - 90 Meters - (50% Viscose, 30% Polyamide, 20% Linen)
1 Ball of Schulana Mosco - CC - #30 Purple - 125 Meters - (67% Viscose, 20% Mohair Superkid, 13% Polyamide)
Cast on 30sts.
Row 1-2 : Knit with MC
Row 3-4: Knit with CC
Repeat the last 4 rows until scarf measures 65 inches.
Sew the top and the bottom to each other. Weave in all ends. Wash & block.
Tips & Tricks
*This yarn is now discontinued as Jaeger is now out of business but we have 4 lovely colors - all at half price!! This makes the project under 20$ to knit!
* When sewing the scarf together, you could twist one end for the appearance of a infinity scarf.
* The Celestial Cowl could be made by substituting the Mosco with 1 ball of Superkid Mohair such as Drops Kid Silk or Schulana Kid Seta.
* The Celestial Cowl could also be left open and worn as a scarf.
By Kristina Larson
Long Version: (shown in white)
200 grams (approx. 200 meters) of Baby Alpaca Sport
Short Version:(shown in blue)
100 grams (approx. 160 meters) of Alta-Moda Cashmere
Needles: 1 pair 8mm needles or needle required to obtain tension.
1 cable needle.
Buttons: 4 Buttons, 0.5-0.75 " in diameter
Tension: 12 stitches = 4 inches in stocking stitch
TBL: insert needle through the back of the loop (stitch)
C20Back= Slip next 10 stitches onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 10 stitches from left hand needle, knit 10 stitches from cable needle.
C20Front: Slip next 10 stitches onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 10 stitches from left hand needle, knit 10 stitches from cable needle.
With 8 mm needles, cast on 34 stitches
Row 1: Slip 1 TBL, Knit to end of row
Row 2: Slip 1 TBL, Purl to end of row
Repeat rows 1&2 4 times more (10 rows have been worked), these rows set the Stocking stitch pattern with slipped-stitch edge for all non- cable rows.
Slip 1 TBL, K 1, C20Back, K 12
Work 9 rows in stocking stitch with slipped-stitch edge
Slip 1 TBL, K 11, C20Front, K 2
Work 9 rows in stocking stitch with slipped-stitch edge
Repeat these 20 rows from * until desired length. The short cowl is meant to loop around the neck only once and should measure 25-30". The long cowl is meant to hang long or be looped around twice and should measure about 56".
Sew 4 buttons evenly spaced to cast on edge. Button to cast off edge.
(Alternatively, the cowl can be sewn shut.)