Saturday, September 28, 2013

Raspberry Cowl- Free Knitting Pattern!

I just love the texture and color of this raspberry cowl. The stitch makes it nice and warm, but the color will remind you of summer.
I used the entire skein of Vanna's choice in Raspberry with size 9 needles. 
This is worked flat, then seamed together. 
To make the cowl wider or narrower, increase or decrease by multiples of 4. 
Cast on 36 using long tail method. 
Row 1: purl (right side)
Row 2: *(k1, p1, k1) in same stitch, p3 tog; repeat from * to end. 
Row 3: purl
Row 4: *p3 tog, (k1, p1, k1) in same stitch; repeat from * to end. 
Repeat rows 1-4 until the cowl is your desired length, or until you have nearly finished the yarn. 
Purl one row. Cast off knit-wise. 
Whip stitch the ends and enjoy your new cowl!
I am just loving the texture! The littles bobbles look like fresh raspberries!
Xoxo, Alyssa 





61 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Saying Hi from the Think Pink Sunday party.

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  2. Very nice, I like the stitch and it looks great in that colour. Thanks

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  3. Beautiful love it.

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  4. Can't wait to finish another project, so I can start this one. It's beautiful. Thank you.

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    1. Why bother finishing it? I always start new projects before finishing old ones!

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    2. I would, but granddaughter helped me organize my craft room 2 summers ago. Come to find out I have 3 storage boxes filled with unfinished projects. She says I can't buy anymore yarn until I finish those projects. that won't happen. How do I get the pattern for this Cowel?

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    3. The pattern is below the first picture.
      That's a lot of unfinished projects!

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  5. Can you tell me how many yards of yarn were used? I may be using a different yarn that the Vanna's choice. Thanks.

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    1. I used 1 skein of Vanna's Choice, and each skein has 170 yards.

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    2. The pattern is beautiful and I love the color. Looks just like raspberries.I did mine in purple. Thanks

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    3. Clara, hope you enjoy it! I've made several others, including one in turquoise but I think berry colors still look best with the stitch.

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  6. Looks lovely and I had a skein of white Red Heart shimmer waiting to be made into something! I will call mine Polar Snow Fight since we are dealing with fierce winds and blowing, drifting snow. Now I have a GREAT excuse not to go outside! Thanks! Pinned it, too!

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    1. I'm constantly wearing scarves in this cold weather!

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  7. Great!! Can you tell me if there is an equivalent wool in Australia? Will have to waait for cooler weather though to try this.

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    1. Any yarn with size 9 USA, or 5.5 mm needles will work. I used 3.5 ounces, or 100 grams if that helps as well. The skein was 170 yards, or 156 meters.

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  8. I am new to knitting and would like to know what I am doing wrong when attempting to make this cowl. I may not be understanding your directions, so please advise me, if I k1, p1, k1 and then p3tog, I decrease the number of stiches every other row. I went from 36 down to 24 just after the row 2. If I continue doing this, I will end up loosing 12 stiches every other row and in no time will be down to no stiches to knit/purl. Am I misunderstanding the instructions? Anxiously awaiting your reply and advice, "Newbie knitter".

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    1. I believe you may be doing the k1, p1, k1 in 3 separate stitches. K1 p1k1 should be in the same stitch to form a double increase to balance out the double decrease from the p3 tog.

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  9. Did you do your cowl with the 36 stitches or did you add on more in multiples of 4 sts?

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  10. What does that mean Long Tail Method?

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    1. It's just another way to cast on, using both ends of the yarn. You could find a YouTube video, or just use your preferred method to cast on.

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  11. We always called this stitch Trinity. My favorite to look at and to knit. :)

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    1. It's really a fun knit, I love watching the little bumps emerge.

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  12. I intend to find this beautiful raspberry yarn and make one of these just for me! I am facing breast cancer surgery and treatment and need to cheer myself up with something in a really pretty pink!

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    1. Know that every bobble holds the love and hope of every knitter here. Bless you.
      K

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    2. Hope all goes well! Pink is the best for cheering one up!

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  13. It's beautiful. Can't wait to make it hope I don't screw it up!!!

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  14. Having been diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2012, I started on 15 February 2013 by having a lumpectomy, then several weeks later, if you need more treatment, that will start. I found knitting to be absolutely wonderful to take my mind off things, too much thinking about the 'what if's,' is no good. We are here for a good time, not a long time so enjoy whatever you do, and, treat every day as your last one. I really hope you have a wonderful recovery, I see my Surgeon for the very last time on 26th February 2014 and my anti hormone pills will be taken once daily for another 4 years. Side effects aren't great, but hey, am here, am going to be fine, so stuff the side effects and have a good time xx

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    1. I hope your recovery goes well, and you continue knitting!

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    2. I too have had breast cancer/lumpectomy and just had my check up..all is well. and yes knitting is my one selfish thing I do every day even for a less than desired amount of time...it helps me so much...I am blessed to have had a wonderful female surgeon...love her too. Take care and I will think of you often. don't stop knitting or crochet

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  15. can you crochet this and do you have a pattern?

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    1. I don't have a crochet pattern exactly like this, but maybe altering a bobble stitch pattern would create similar results.

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  16. I just lost my husband, and this pattern will cheer me and keep my mind busy. A good pattern for a baby blanket as well.
    Thank you.

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    1. I'm so sorry. Knitting can be a good distraction.

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  17. Please explain K1P1K1 in ONE stitch - I'm confused.
    Thank you!

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    1. First, you knit into the stitch as normal, but don't pull the loop off the left hand needle, then purl into the loop but don't pull the loop off the left hand needle yet, and knit into the stitch, and then pull the loop off the left hand needle. I also found it helpful to loop at a YouTube video the first time I tried this.

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  18. Can this pattern be done on a circular needle and if so what adjustments should be made ? It's the prettiest new pattern I've seen in a long time! Thanks for sharing. CONNIE

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    1. I think if you change rows 1 and 3 to knitting, it will create the same effect. However, the right side of the fabric will not be showing as it normally would, so the inside would be the right side.

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  19. I have so much encore worsted weigh may, I use it for the scarf?

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    1. You can use whatever weight yarn you would like. This is only a little bit thicker than the average worsted weight, but the label classifies it as worsted.

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  20. I am so confuse on this! Do I purl3 tog after ea k1p1k1 in same st or do I purl 3tog at ea end n beg on ea row of k1p1k1?

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    1. You k1p1k1 in the same stitch. Then, you p3tog over the next three stitches. Then you repeat those steps until the end of the row, ending with a p3tog. Basically, follow between the asterisk and the semicolon, and repeat until the end of the row.

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  21. Hi,
    I love this pattern, thank you for posting it! I want to carry the project as I travel, but I can't find a printer friendly version of the pattern. Can you possibly advise on how to print without getting all the other stuff on this page? Thanks!

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    1. The only way I can think of would be to copy and paste the pattern into a word document and then printing it. I don't have PDF files of my patterns so I don't think there is another way to have the pattern without anything else.

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  22. I have knitted this cowl for my daughter for a Christmas stocking gift and because she has very sensitive skin I lined it with very soft suede type fabric. I am very pleased with the outcome and am going to knit one for myself! Thanks for the pattern!

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    1. That's such a good idea! Hope she likes it!

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  23. I love this but hate sewing knitting together. Wish you would adapt for circular needles. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern.

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    1. To make this on circular needles, co a multiple of 4, join, and then work rows 1 and 3 as knit, instead of purl. Rows 2 and 4 would be the same. No seam!

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    2. Thank you, Alyssa. I will probably do that. I love that raspberry color and may do something similar but I have one ball of royal blue that I think would be great, too. Happy New Year! and Thank you again, for so many awesome patterns.

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    3. You're welcome! Happy new year to you too!

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  24. Alyssa, I am a beginning knitter and I just discovered your beautiful pattern. On row 4, what does "p3 tog" mean?

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    1. P3tog is the abbreviation for purl three together. You just purl normally, but with the needle inserted into three stitches instead of one.

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  25. Hi i am a beginner and there are ca few things i dont understand.
    1) What do you mean by in the same stitch. because knit and purl are different stitches eg, K1/P1/K1.
    2) What is whip stitch.
    3) What does long tail stitch mean.
    I have made cowls before but not come across these terms before. Please could you explain. Thanks Lorraine

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    1. In the same st, you have to k1, p1, k1. To do this, don't drop the st off the left hand needle until you have completed all three sts.
      Whip stitch is just a method of seaming the two end sizes of a cowl together, but you can use any method you like.
      Longtail is a method of casting on, and I use it most of the time because I think it provides a better, more stable, beginning row. You can find video tutorials for all of these, but I hope this helps!

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  26. Hi i am a beginner and there are ca few things i dont understand.
    1) What do you mean by in the same stitch. because knit and purl are different stitches eg, K1/P1/K1.
    2) What is whip stitch.
    3) What does long tail stitch mean.
    I have made cowls before but not come across these terms before. Please could you explain. Thanks Lorraine

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