Wednesday, December 15, 2010

 If you are looking for a quick - to - knit, yet very dear present to knit -- look no further.  Here is my Christmas present to you.  It's a Cashmere cowl pattern.  It takes less than one skein of  Schulana Cashmere Moda, 6 buttons and it can be done in no time.

Cashmere Cowl

Materials: Yarn 1 skein of Schulana Cashmere Moda
Needles: Size 8 US
6 buttons
Gauge: approx 4.25 stitches = 1 inch in lace pattern

K1-b – knit one through the back loop
P1-b – purl one through the back loop
sl2kpsso- slip 2 at the same time, as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over the knit stitch

Picot bind-off: *Cable cast-on 2 stitches, bind off 4 stitches. Put last stitch back on left needle. Repeat from * until all stitches are bound off

Sizes: S/M, (L)
17 inches, (18.5) inches wide

Cast on 73(79) stitches using Norwegian cast on or other stretchy cast on.
Row1: K3, p1-b, p next 65(71) stitches, p1-b, k3
Row2: P3, K1-b, *(yo, ssk,k, k2 tog, yo, k), repeat from * 10(11) times all together, yo, ssk k, k2tog, yo, k1-b, P3
Row 3: K2, , k1, p1-b, p next 65(71) stitches, p1-b,k1, yo k2
Row 4: P2, P1 tog with yo (to make buttonhole), k1-b, *k, yo, sl2kpsso, yo, k2), repeat from * 10(11) times, k, yo, sl2kpsso, yo, k, k1-b, P3

Repeat rows 1-4 six times.
Bind off with Picot bind-off.
Sew on 6 buttons.

In this next picture I used a skein of Cascade Dolce -- any light worsted weight yarn will do, but of course it is exceptionally yummy in the cashmere.

You may remember that Woolbearers had a few classes in knitting the "Wrap Me Up" shawl.  Well, Chris de Longpre from Knitting at Knoon created a scarf version which uses sock weight yarn.  In this version, Sandra used a skein of  Noro Kureyon and got beautiful results.

Jane always comes back in with something delicious on her needles.  This time, she took a few patterns from her new favorite book, Favorite Socks and whipped up a few pair of socks.  The blue one is out of Frog Tree's newest sock yarn, Pediboo and the greenish one is out of Madelinetosh Pashmina.  I know -- cashmere socks.  Yum!

We had our latest Microwave Felting class last Saturday.  Here the gals are felting their bags with amazing results.

Knitting for your man -- these ladies are almost done with their sweaters.  What a great class.  We will be seeing more from Gary very soon!


Sneak peak at a new class we will be having in the new year.  Judy will be teaching a beaded crochet class.  There will be lots of new classes as I am putting the finishing touches on the new class list.  Come take a look at what we have so far.


Kris said...

Good job Myra! Your cowl came out beautifully. And what a nice gift!

woolbearers said...

thanks, Kris!