Loganberry Cowl by Melissa Burke
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Loganberry Cowl

Knitting
August 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
130 - 140 yards (119 - 128 m)
Cowl fits over an average adult head size of approx 20” - 23" (51 cm - 58 cm). Blocked cowl circumference is approx 18” (46 cm). Length is approx 13” (33 cm).
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Hold onto the sweetness of summer through the colder months with the Loganberry Cowl. Knit in a sumptuous worsted weight yarn, the Loganberry Cowl features a delicate miniature leaf pattern bordered in a delightfully bumpy seed stitch reminiscent of the berries for which it is named. Kerchief shaping yields added warmth at the neckline.

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error.

CONSTRUCTION

The Loganberry Cowl is worked from the bottom up using a combination of knitting in the round and short rows. NOTE: Pattern utilizes the shadow wrap method of working short rows. The standard wrap and turn method of working short rows is not well suited to this pattern.

If you haven’t worked shadow wraps before, Alice Yu’s ’Socktopus Unplugged’ blog has a wonderful photo tutorial on how to work this awesome short row method.

The Loganberry Cowl pattern includes written instructions on how to work the shadow wraps as well.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Increase and decrease stitches - yo, kfb, k2tog, ssk, sl1 k2tog psso, sl2 k1 p2sso
  • Knitting through the back loop
  • Short rows (shadow wrap method)
  • Knitting in the round

INSTRUCTIONS

The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.

Directions for how to work shadow wrap short rows and Russian bind-off are also included for those who may be new to these techniques.

YARN NOTES

As this cowl is designed to be worn close to the neck, a soft, worsted weight yarn with a nice drape, while maintaining good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. Cashmere, merino or silk blends would be a perfect choice. Slight tonals work well, but highly variegated yarn will distract from the lace and the textural border.

ADDITIONAL NOTIONS

You will also need:
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
Stitch marker