Tuesday, March 6, 2012

FO: Butterfly Cowl & Free Pattern.

This has been finished for days now, but I was lazy about blocking it and it wasn't ready to photograph until this morning.

You might recognize the yarn from this post. It's handspun yarn from fiber I got from Butterfly Girl Designs at last year's Fiber Fest. This was a super quick project because of the bulkiness of the yarn and the large needles. I used almost every last bit of the handspun, although I do wish I could have made it a bit bigger.

Pattern: My own (see this post for pattern)
Yarn: Handspun from Butterfly Girl fiber (probably averaged around an aran weight)
Needle: US 10
Ravelry Page: Link

"Pattern" of sorts:

Textured Cowl

This pattern was designed to with a very simple lace pattern to create an interesting texture with some handspun I had, not to show off the lace. If you use a smooth yarn, the eyelets in the pattern will become more apparent. 

Yarn: Aran weight yarn
Needles: US 10

Pattern notes: The first and last stitches of every row are knit through the back loop.

sk2p = slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over.

CO 31 st.

Row 1: k2, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3* to last 5 st, k5
Rows 2 & 4: k2, p to last 2 st, k2
Row 3: k5, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3* to last 2 st, k2

Continue rows 1-4 until desired length is achieved, ending on Row 4. Bind off, and seam bound off edge with cast on edge. Block.