So, this was meant to be released in…October. For those keeping track? It’s almost March. I don’t care what any of you say, orange is totally a spring color.
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This cowl got pushed aside week after week as I had magazine commissions to work on, a book (!) to plan, and a million other things. I wanted to make a quick video tutorial for it, and you guys, pulling out the camera and setting everything up, editing, etc, takes FOREVER. So it sat in my cupboard, nearly finished, for months.
I went on a stash dive a few weeks ago, and remembered that it was ALMOST DONE. So I dragged out the camera, I paid for some new video editing software (which I am obviously still learning to use), and cracked on.
Listen, this pattern is SO SIMPLE. A total beginner could hack it without a problem. This woven stitch texture can take a bit of time to grow, but it’s sooooo worth it. It’s named Pumpkin Juice, for, SURPRISE, the color, and also because of Harry Potter. As you do.
240 meters of color A: aran weight yarn. I used 150g of Kollage Glisten, which was three skeins. Your milage may vary if you aren’t using a silk yarn, which weighs more. Meterage is key here! I recommend separating your yarn into three equal balls to make the pattern easier.
75-100 meters of color B: aran weight yarn, I used about 50g of Cascade 220 Superwash that I had kicking around in my stash.
4.5mm (US 7) single pointed needles
Cast on 21 stitches with color A.
Row 1: *K1, bring yarn in front and slip next stitch* Repeat to end of row.
Rows 2 & 4: Purl all stitches
Row 3: *With yarn in front, slip the next stitch, K1* Repeat to end of row.
Repeat rows 1-4 until your first ball of color A is finished, For the second section, Alternate colors A and B, while continuing in the pattern.
When you are out of color B, join your final ball of color A and work in the pattern until you are out of yarn. Bind off, block firmly, and seam ends together.
For a stronger cowl, you can double up by seaming the ends together, sewing the sides together, and then bringing both ends together to sew to make a double thick cowl.
Need some help? Here’s a super quick tutorial. Sorry for the few seconds of blurriness! If this was a paid pattern I would have spent the time to re-record it, but it’s not, so I didn’t.