Marionberry Pie Cowl
This pattern was originally published as Dublin Bay Knitting Company’s contribution to the 2016 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 3 – 6, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.
Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.
All patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of our 2016 eBook: Oregon Grows Great Things: 2016 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.
What better way to celebrate the great things grown in Oregon than with a slice of marionberry pie? The marionberry was developed at Oregon State University in 1945 by crossing a Chehalem blackberry with an Olallieberry and named after Marion County in Oregon. It is considered the queen of blackberries around the world. Our luscious cowl is a combination of a simple berry stitch and twisted lattice motif so you can think about marionberry pie even when they’re out of season! The cowl is designed to be a close fit to keep you cozy all winter, but it is easily adjustable, and could even be made into a long scarf or baby blanket.
(1) skein solstice luna sport (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon), 280 yards/sk, colorways shown are marionberry jam and cherry blossom (swatch). Pattern uses a minimum of 175 yards
16” circumference x 7” tall (unstretched)
20 sts x 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
US 7 (4.5mm) 16” Circular Needles and
A spare needle of similar size, straight or circular for the Kitchener stitch join
Smooth waste yarn for provisional cast on and lifeline