Hello again my crafty friends! Today I want to talk to you about friends. The more I learn about business, the more I realize how the support of those around you leads to success. A few years back I asked a beautiful friend of mine if she would model a few items for me. She didn’t even hesitate and said yes. She is so amazing and has been a constant cheerleader ever since I started this small business. I have also been able to photograph her little ones in my items as well. Best friends are awesome.
This week in the spirit of friendship, I’m now offering the Chateau Knit Cowl for FREE on this blog post. It’s my way of giving back to all those who have helped me along the way, and also meet a few new friends. If this is your first time to my blog welcome! And stick around because we have some fun stuff here.
If you have been to my blog before here is a huge virtual hug for coming back again. It really means a lot to me when you click on over and enjoy the crafty things.
And if you haven’t’ noticed yet, I have a couple of furry friends at my house. They often make appearances in my images and it’s not often planned. Most of the time when I do my photoshoots the kids are at school and that’s when the animal will follow me around since their other playmates are missing. I’ll simply be doing my thing and sometimes not even notice they walked into the shot. I think my dog, Rocket, was begging me to play with him on this particular day.
One more thing about this pattern and then I’ll get down to the directions so you can whip up your own. I design this so it not only can be worn around the neck but also be pulled up around your head for extra warmth. It becomes a makeshift hood to keep your hair protected from rain or snow and also help against any stormy winds. While it’s always sunny here in Florida, I remember needing to really bundle up against the cold when I lived in Idaho. So now onto the pattern! Grab your favorite drink and kick up your feet. This is a relaxing repeat of texture and a great pattern project for on the go as well.
• US 8 (5mm) 24” circular needles or dpns
• Stitch Marker
• Measuring Tape
• Yarn Needle
• Malabrigo Worsted (shown in color Tuareg) 2 Skeins
• Approx. Yards [ meters] if crocheting back as well.
If gauge is met, other yarns of the same weight can be substituted:
Manos Del Uruguay Maxima
Valley Yarns BFL Worsted
Knit Picks Preciosa Worsted
Cascade Yarns Boliviana
Many of the supplies can be found at the affiliate links below:
• 4×4 inches = 24 rows x 17 stitches in pattern
• 19 inches long by 15 inches wide when laid flat
• k- knit
• p- purl
Long Tail or Cable Cast on 126, place stitch marker, join being careful to not twist stitches before joining, and work in the round
*k4, p2; repeat * around
*k2, p2, k2; repeat * around
*p2, k4; repeat * around
Repeat rounds 1-12 until piece measures 17 ½ inches
Bind off. I recommend trying the SC Bind Off method if you have a crochet hook around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bAAmeeTgZk
Fasten off and weave in ends. Block to open up stitch pattern and reduce curling.
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