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Free November Cowl Recipe - Happy Thanksgiving!

I can't claim this is my own pattern, or that it's original even in the slightest. Inspired by Jared Flood's ribbed, striped scarf, I made this simple cowl.

In case you'd like to make one yourself, here's the simple recipe.

November Cowl Recipe


1 skein Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Verde Esperanza pictured) - Used for the Main Color (MC)

2 skeins (about 1.5, actually) Noro Silk Garden (#211 pictured) - Used for the Contrast Color (CC)

US 9 needles (I used circulars)

Spare needle (for three needle bindoff)

Measurements: 30" circumference; 11" wide

Gauge: 10 sts = 2" in 1x1 rib

1x1 Rib Stitch Pattern:

Row 1: K1, *P1, K1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: P1, *K1, P1; rep from * to end.

Cooking Instructions :)

With MC, cast on 69 sts (any odd number will do).

Continuing with MC, work in 1x1 rib stitch pattern, repeating those two rows until the piece measures 30" from cast on edge.

As you work the rib pattern, switch from MC to CC every two rows, twisting the yarns up the side of the work to form a neat edge.

End after you have completed Row 1 with the MC.

Using MC, work a three needle bindoff.

Tips for the bindoff: Using the spare needle, pick up 69 sts along the cast on edge. Fold the piece in half so that the bindoff and cast on edges meet - do not twist or you will make a mobius. Knit one stitch from the bindoff edge together with one stitch from the cast on edge. This acts as one stitch - now pass stitches over as you would during a normal bindoff process.

Weave in all of the ends. Wear! I did not block this piece in order to keep the squishy ribbing intact.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November Cowl Recipe on Ravelry


Riverside Cowl Pattern - Now Available via Ravelry

The Riverside Cowl can be worked in two sizes – small and large, which is big enough to double up around the neck. The pattern is written for the small size with instructions in parentheses for the larger version.

It would be lovely in any heavy sport / dk weight yarn.

This pattern was for sale exclusively via Doodlebug Yarn through March 2012 and is now available for sale by Breean Elyse as a Ravelry download.

Size US 6 circular needles – 16” or 20” for small size; 32” for large size
Size US 5 needle for bind off (optional)
1 (2) skeins Malabrigo Arroyo
1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge (before blocking):
28 sts/4” in 2x2 ribbing
24 sts/4” in whelk pattern

Finished Measurements (before blocking):
Small Version: 22” diameter, 8” height
Large Version: 50” diameter; 8” height


Riverside Cowl Pattern Now Available at Doodlebug Yarn

This quick and simple cowl pattern is now available at Doodlebug Yarn, where it will be sold exclusively through the end of March  2012. Then I'll have it for sale via my Ravelry pattern shop.

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This beauty is knit up using Malabrigo Arroyo. Small and large sizes require 1 or 2 skeins, respectively.

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Simple 2x2 ribbing and an easily memorized slipped stitch pattern make for a quick and portable project.

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Any heavy sport or dk weight yarn would do well, such as Malabrigo Arroyo, The Wool Dispensary Useful Restorative, or Madelinetosh Tosk DK.

Purchase now from Doodlebug Yarns


Malabrigo October Stockpile Sale - 25% off all Breean Elyse patterns

In celebration of October Stockpile, an annual event hosted on the Malabrigo Junkies board on Ravelry, I will be offering a 25% discount on Breean Elyse patterns. 

Now through end of day October 15, 2011, all of my patterns will be 25% off.

Use the coupon code: BESTOCKPILE to receive the discount on:

Patterns for Sale:
Circus Showgirl’s Plumes
City Cables Collection
French Braid Cowl
Obstacles Hat
Slouchy Eyelet Hat
slouchy-pom hat

Patterns for Free:
Tree Bark hat - in Mal chunky
Mogul Cowl & Infinity Scarf Recipe - in Mal worsted or rios
Bluebird Scarf - in Mal lace
Kiwi hat - in Mal worsted
Cable Twist hat - in Mal worsted

Visit the Breean Elyse pattern store or group for more information.


Featured FOs: French Braid Cowl

oh boy has it been a wet and blustery spring in Chicago. ugh. and the weather funk has been affecting everyone around me, too.

we all seem to be in the dulrums, until the sun peeks out from behind the clouds and we all start smiling again. things start to look up. flip flops and lightweight jackets are spotted, and endless babies seem to appear in front of my very eyes.

and i'm here again with a few beautiful finished projects made from my pattern - the french braid cowl.

by h82purl via Flickr

this beauty was knit up by Roe (h82purl on Ravelry) using Malabrigo Twist in Zinc. i adore the colorway. and, of course, i have to comment on the outstanding buttons. because apparently i have a major fascination with buttons. thanks to Roe for letting me share.

by h82purl via Flickrevery time i see this gorgeous Twist yarn i just want to eat it. I love how the plys (plies?) are a little nubbly and thick & thin. and it has the most buttery feeling to knit with. each of my finished projects knit with Twist have been kept in my drawer....and not given away....i love them :)

i have another FO to share with you.

© Salmonheadthis lovely french braid cowl was knit by Susan (Salmonhead on Ravelry) using Malabrigo Worsted in Azul Profundo. gorgeous! check out Susan's button placement - way different from Roe's picture above. each person who has knitted the french braid cowl has customized the button placement to fit their preferences. love it!

(C) Salmonheadthis awesome shot is modeled by Susan's friend, Tasha. that cowl looks so snuggly!

but alas, my favorite shot is the one below, where the french braid cowl is modeled by the floppy-haired pooch! i just want to squeeeeeeze <3

(C) Salmonhead