Monday, August 26, 2013

A Crafty House Free Original Pattern: Mid-December Cowl

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 Mid-December Cowl Pattern


  1. This is pretty and I love the pattern! I can crochet, but have never tried knitting before. This makes me want to learn sometime.

  2. Beautiful! I love the color of your yarn. I crocheted a cowl last year and wanted to wear it everyday throughout the winter! I need to take a stab at knitting this year though. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  3. Hi, this cowl is so pretty. You did a great job knitting this. I saw it on ginger snap crafts.
    Julie from

  4. Just wanted to let you know that this project will be featured tomorrow on the blog


  5. Hi. I have tried 3 times to get knit this and have it end up looking like this photo however it never does. I know how to knit but I think there is a step missing or something. Help?

    1. If you are using straight needles have to add a knit to end after row three and a purl to end after row six because of the right side wrong side and back and forth process of using straight needles as opposed to getting exactly what you knit when knitting in the round

  6. I made this cowl out of Bernat varigated yarn in pinks, greens, blues and purple. Instead of purling row three I followed rows 1 and 2 for 2" then I purled. My finished product is about 13" tall. Have started another one in variagated dark blues and greens. Love this easy pattern.

  7. Julie, I am currently knitting this on the straight needles and it doesnt look like the photo either . I thought I was doing something worng in the photo it shows a wide area of pearls . Mine isnt doing that ? Help ???

  8. Hi Julie,

    I've tried knitting this using your straight needle instructions and they are not right at all. I don't think it's necessary to knit two sections, I just cast on 56 stitches and it works fine.
    It should be as follows:
    Row1: k2, p2 to the end
    Row 2, k2, p2 to the end
    Row 3 - purl the whole row
    Row 4 - p2, k2 to the end
    Row 5 - p2, k2 to the end
    Row 6 - knit the whole row
    Try that, I'm doing this off the top of my head. I think it's right.

    Also, you don't mention that you used two strands when knitting, I couldn't understand why mine didn't look like yours. I finally figured it out!

  9. Hi Julie,
    I used the straight needle modification and missed the doubled yarn instructions as well, but I love the end result anyway, so I still posted about it!

  10. Ladies it says hold yarn double that means knitting with two strands of yarn. Maybe I realized this because I've been knitting slippers with two strands of yarn.

  11. I agree with anonymous about the modified flat version. By the way, thanks so much for the pattern. I really enjoyed working with it. The way the pattern is written results in a different (but still pretty) pattern. Her modifications would work. The thinking was correct but the reversing the pattern on the second row will come out reversed properly if you knit the same stitching because you are reversing the side but the stitches are reversed also. (You start at the other end of the rows.)

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  13. Instructions:
    Holding yarn double, CO 56 STS and join in the round, marking the beginning/end of row

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  15. I just finished making this, it was easy and only took about an hour! I used Bernat wool up bulky in Teal and 12.75 mm needles. because of the bulk of the wool/size of the needles I didn't double up the yarn but it turned out beautifully. thanks for sharing the pattern!

  16. Eleanor, please visit the link in the blog post, which will take you to my new website. Once on my new site, you can copy the text into a word document to print. Good luck!