Thursday, February 3, 2011

Knitted Cowl

I finished knitting this very warm cowl from an easy to follow pattern from the Lion Brand Yarn site.
(Thank you Marta, for the inspiration to pick up my needles again)



Since I don't like to use circular needles, I worked the piece in rows and seamed the back.  I used yarn I had in my craft cabinet that was a little thinner than the pattern suggested and size 7 needles (89 cast on stitches), so I needed more rows to get the desired length.

 Knitting Pattern: Luxury Cowl / Hood


Pattern #: 60121A from the Lion Brand Yarn site
SKILL LEVEL:  Easy
SIZE: One Size
S/M (L/XL)
Finished Circumference 24 (26) in. [61 (66) cm]
Finished Length 21 in. [53 cm]
Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm) 16 in. (40.5 cm) long

GAUGE:
14 sts + 18 rnds = 4 in. [10 cm] over pattern st. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

COWL
Note: Cowl is worked in one piece, in the round.
Cast on 82 (89) sts. Place marker for beginning of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-4: Purl.
Rnds 5-8: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-8 until piece measures about 21 in. (54 cm), end with a Rnd 4. Bind off.
FINISHING
Weave in ends.

Lion Brand Yarn photo
I posted a couple of great You-tube video's on Continental Knitting (also called German or European Knitting).  They will be very helpful if you would like to learn to knit.  Follow this link to my previous post.

   
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23 comments:

NanaDiana said...

A beautiful piece, Lorraine. I love the colors and it looks wonderfully warm and cozy....a great winter piece! Hugs- Diana

Life In a Little House said...

Oh that's absolutely beautiful!! I always love to see what you are knitting you are so talented with those needles...Me I can't find my way around a knitting needle but hand me a sewing needle well then I know what I am doing ~I love it great color !! ~Love Heather

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! You and your new cowl. I love the yarn and the colors you used. You inspire me to get busy and knit again.
~Adrienne~

Flourchild said...

Wow that is so pretty! I really love the colors..I had to laugh inside cus I am sooo not crafty or the sewing type..SO I was reading all the instructions and thinking..I don't talk yarn!! hee hee silly!

Susan said...

Lovely cowl and beautiful smile! Thanks for sharing. Susan

The B's said...

Wow! That is beautiful! I've been trying to teach myself to knit the last few weeks...it certainly takes patience! =D I love the colors and your stitches are just perfect!

Lady Farmer said...

What beautiful colors ~ my favorite! You make the cowl look stunning!Such a beautiful, talented lady!
Blessings!

marie said...

It turned out beautifully and it looks toasty warm! You look so pretty in it!

Janice said...

Love the yarn. I've visited that site before, they have some great free patterns.

crochet lady said...

I have never made a cowl. I'll have to give that a try sometime. Yours turned out wonderful! Like the blue/green colors.

Olga said...

It's a beautiful work. Nice color.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is just beautiful! I wish I could knit. I've tried and I just can't seem to master it. I'm an ace crocheter, though, but the look just isn't as elegant. Nice work and it look lovely on you ;)

Karen said...

Very chic and lovely colors. Have a great weekend!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Love those colors, Lorraine! You make a fabulous model! Beautiful!

I should learn to knit! My mom knits so I just ask her to make me ha!

You did a beautiful job!

Cheers!
Tina

Irma@CosasBellas said...

I agree with Tina, Miss Lorraine, the cowl is beautiful but the "model" makes it look gorgeous! I absolutely love your color choice. The year I lived in Indiana was my "knitting and crocheting year" I lost focus when I returned to So Cal. The weather here always seems to draw you outdoors, even during the winter. I do have a vintage suitcase full of beautiful yarn that I hope to get to at some point, we'll see.

Big Warm Hug,
Irma

BTW thank you for your sweet comment, and yes, God is good and things are looking better~thank you.

Petra (Zoom Yummy said...

It looks wonderful. And you look wonderful too! :) Petra

Sherry from Alabama said...

How beautiful! I'm sure it will feel warm and cuddly on these cold winter days. I didn't know you knitted! You are a lady of many talents.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love the cowl you knitted Lorraine! The colors are fabulous! It makes me want to pick up my grandmother's knitting needles and get knitting!

~ Tracy

Jess said...

Thanks for using our Luxury Hood pattern! We're so glad that you've become inspired to pick up the needles again. Your finished project looks absolutely fabulous. Happy knitting!

With warm regards,
Jess H.
Lion Brand Yarn

Ann said...

You look lovely in your new cowl. Those colors are fabulous.I really like the design of that. I don't know how to knit but I'm thinking this would be simple enough to do on my looms

Kristina said...

I love it. I cannot wait to get knitting lessons. I wonder if I could crochet one similar. I think is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I never knitted in my life, but this almost makes me want to learn it. What lovely pieces you made, and I think you are a beautiful model.

Liz said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing. Seems simple enough for even me, a beginner, to do. :) We will be featuring you on our blog ziggycrafts.blogspot.com

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