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Cowls, Cowls, Cowls

Friday, September 18th, 2009

I am thrilled at the current hot thing for Fall 2009.  Cowls are all the rage!  The wonderful thing for knitters is that they are very simple to make and look great in big yarns on big needles.

Trabaojos del Peru is the perfect yarn for a fall cowl.  The yarn is soft, cozy, and warm around the neck and works up fast on size 13 needles for a gently draping cowl.  The blending of colors makes the knitting a joy to watch develop.  The size of this cowl makes it quite versatile- around the neck, or over the head as a hooded scarf.

Follow this pattern from Carol Crowley of Carol’s Needleworks to quickly knit a mobius cowl you can wear this weekend!

JoAnne

 

Trabajos del Peru Mobius Cowl

Trabajos del Peru Mobius Cowl

Trabajos del Peru Mobius Cowl

Materials:  2 hanks of Trabajos del Peru.

Needles:  #13- 32” circular needles,  1 stitch marker.

Gauge:  Not too important- about 3 sts =1″.

NOTE:  Usually when working in the round, you’re instructed NOT to twist your stitches.  This pattern is an exception.  When you join, you are to insert a twist to make the mobius hug you!

Pattern:
Loosely cast on 100 sts, place stitch marker, and join with a twist,

Round 1:  Purl.    
Round 2:  Purl.   
Round 3:  *K1, P1* around. 
Round 4:  *P1, K1* around. 
Round 5:  Knit.
Round 6:  Knit.
Round 7:  *K1, P1* around.
Round 8:  *P1, K1* around.
Repeat these 8 rounds 6 more times. 
Repeat round 1 & 2 once more. 
Bind off loosely on next round in ribbing. 
Weave in all ends.

DIY

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Do It Yourself

An era of DIY’ers has emerged, not just as a popular cable network, but as a way for people to express themselves.   It will make you feel as you have accomplished something.  You feel proud for trying something.   Try a new yarn or a new pattern.  Take a class – learn something new.  Experiment with color.

Our Hand Dyed – Trabajos Del Peru, 100 % Fine Merino Wool, is a perfect yarn!  I just love the subtle texture and the color – OMG – just beautiful.  Try this 2 skein cabled scarf!

Trabajos Del Peru - F260

Trabajos Del Peru - F260

Materials:
2-100g Hanks of Trabajos Del Peru.
Size:
Approx 7 x 62”
Knitting Needles:
US 10 needles, cable needle.
Gauge:
14 sts = 4” measured over st st.

RC Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, k2 from cn.

Cast on 30 sts
Knit 4 rows.
Then begin pattern:
Row 1: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 2:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 3:  K2, *(p1, RC, p1, k4); repeat from * once more, end p1, RC, p1, k2.
Row 4:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 5: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 6:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 7: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 8:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 9: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 10:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 11: K2, *(p1, k4, p1, RC); repeat from * once more, end p1, k4, p1, k2.
Row 12:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 13: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 14:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 15: K2, *(p1, k4, p1, RC); repeat from * once more, end p1, k4, p1, k2.
Row 16:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 17: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 18:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 19: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 20:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 21: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 22:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 23:  K2, *(p1, RC, p1, k4); repeat from * once more, end p1, RC, p1, k2.
Row 24:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.

Repeat rows 1-24 until total length is about 60”, or until almost out of yarn, ending with a row 23.  Knit 4 rows.  Bind off loosely knitwise.  Weave in all ends.

Note:  When working with hand-dyed yarns, for best results, alternate skeins every few rows (work 2 rows with 1 hank, 2 rows with another).  Do not cut yarn, just carry up side of work.
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