Saturday, December 10, 2011


Hi all. Don't be mad... I've been gone for almost a year. So much has happened since the last post, but almost none of it crafting. It is, however, that time of the year again. And I thought my first post back here would be in style with a free pattern for you all. This is a cowl that I made for my Grandmother. It's made of alpaca local to my home back in Ohio. I wanted something simple and warm, but with just a bit of femininity and this cowl fits the bill. I was not originally planning on adding a border to this, however the 2 sts of garter on each side did not keep the edges from curling (you forget these kinds of things when you've been away for a while ;]). The perfect solution was a crocheted shell border.

This cowl is knit length wise, grafted together, and then the border is crocheted on. This one had a fairly small circumference (but then again my Grandma is about 98 lbs). But it fits me fine, it's close to the neck. Knit it longer for a looser fit, or you could even do a mobius if you knit it long enough and then add a twist before grafting. It's up to you.

In any case, enjoy. =)

Pattern Specs:
Yarn: Buckeye Alpaca Worsted
Needles: Size 7 & Crochet hook size H/5mm
Gauge: 5.5 sts per inch

Tapestry needle
Smooth scrap yarn (such as cotton)

Get the Pattern: Ravel it! Not on Ravelry? Get it here.

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