I wrote a pattern!
OK. I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t so much write a pattern from scratch as make two things from existing patterns, and smash them together to make a new, different thing. But it took some maths, and some working out, and a *little* bit of frogging, and everyone’s got to start somewhere, right?!!
So, I’ve started with working out how to make a lacey, cabley cowl. Like this one:
This was born from my eldest daughter’s often expressed jealousy at my own cowl. On a Christmas Eve trip to Hobbycraft (spit!) she was ooohing and aaaahing at the softness of a Wendy wool/alpaca blend aran weight yarn, and I thought …. well, it *would* knit up into a lovely snuggly cowl…. and the very next thing I knew, it was in my basket.
And for your delight and delectation, this is what I did:
100g aran weight yarn (I used Wendy Osprey alpaca/wool blend, shade 2686)
Size 10 (US) 6mm needles
8CF – slip next 8 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. Knit 8 stitches, knit the 8 stitches from the cable needle.
8CB – slip next 8 stitches onto cable needle and leave at rear of work. Knit 8 stitches, knit the 8 stitches from the cable needle.
Cast on 52 stitches
Row 1: knit to end.
**Row 1: P to end
Row 2: *K4, K1 YO K2Tog, rep from * to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 3: P to end
Row 4: K to end
Repeat rows 1-4 twice. On third repeat (row 12): K3, 8CF, K13, 8CF, K4
Repeat rows 1-4 twice more. On third repeat (row 24): K18, 8CB, K18**
Repeat from ** to ** until work measures approx 18″ (finishing on row 24)
Next row: P to end
Next row: Cast off knitwise.
Join short edges, to form a loop.
Darn in loose ends of yarn.
And that’s it!! My first pattern – I do hope someone else makes it… will you send me photos, if you do?