Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wise Old Owl Cowl - Free Pattern


Wise Old Owl Cowl – A ThriftyRedhead Design!



I knitted the Wise Old Owl Hat here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wise-old-owl-hat---adult-version and loved it, but wished there was a matching cowl. I’m not much of a scarf girl, so I decided to try to make my own cowl based off the hat. There are a few things I added and a few things I omitted from the original pattern. I didn’t purl where the eyes are and I actually like my version better than the original hat’s eyes. The buttons seem to sit better in the face, I think. I added two purled rows before the owl cables and after the owl cables, and I like the definition it gives. You can omit that if you wish and just do two rows of stockinette. I also did some buttonhole rows, but you could omit those and just seam it or just knit it in the round, like the hat. Also, the buttonhole rows, you could move those around if you wanted, in case you wanted more buttons or less buttons.


Also, the wonderful Lisa over at Eclats did a French translation! (Direct Link to Pattern)


Yarn I Used: Debbie Stoller Stitch Nation Alpaca Love in Fern, 2 skeins
Needles: Size 9 circs

Cast on 104 stitches.

Directions in RED are buttonhole rows.

Do 11 rows or however many rows you want of K4 *k2, p2 *rep to last 4 stitches, K4
On the 5th row, do a button hole on the last k4 stitches as k, yo, k2tog, k1
Continue to the 11th row (or however many you’re doing.)

The next two rows: K4, Purl across, K4

Begin Owl Cable Pattern

R1: K4, P8, *K3, P8 to last 4 stitches, K4
R2: KNIT ACROSS (K4, K8, *K3, K8 to last 4 stitches, K4)
R3: K4, P8, *K3, P8 to last 4 stitches, K4
R4: K4, C4B, C4F, *K3, C4B, C4F to last 4 stitches, K1, YO, K2TOG, K1.
R5: K4, P8, *K3, P8 to last 4 stitches, K4
R6: KNIT ACROSS (K4, K8, *K3, K8 to last 4 stitches, K4)
R7: K4, P8, *K3, P8 to last 4 stitches, K4
R8: KNIT ACROSS (K4, K8, *K3, K8 to last 4 stitches, K4)
R9: K4, P8, *K3, P8 to last 4 stitches, K4
R10: KNIT ACROSS (K4, K8, *K3, K8 to last 4 stitches, K4)
R11: K4, P8, *K3, P8 to last 4 stitches, K4
R12: K4, C4B, C4F, *K3, C4B, C4F to last 4 stitches, K4
R13: K4, P8, *K3, P8 to last 4 stitches, K4
R14: KNIT ACROSS to last 4 stitches, k1, yo, k2tog, k1 (K4, K8, *K3, K8 to last 4 stitches, K1, YO, K2TOG, K1)
R15: K4, P8, *K3, P8 to last 4 stitches, K4
R16: KNIT ACROSS (K4, K8, *K3, K8 to last 4 stitches, K4)
R17: K4, P8, *K3, P8 to last 4 stitches, K4
R18: K4, C4B, C4F, *K3, C4B, C4F to last 4 stitches, K4
R19: K4, P8, *K3, P8 to last 4 stitches, K4

The next two rows: K4, Purl across, K4

Do 11 more rows or however many rows you want of K4 *k2, p2 *rep to last 4 stitches, K4
On the 4th row, do a button hole on the last k4 stitches as k1, yo, k2tog, k1
Continue to the 11th row (or however many you’re doing.) If doing 11 rows, BO on 12th row.

Add eyes and buttons to fasten!

If you find any issues or errors, please let me know ASAP, so I can fix them!

If you enjoy this pattern, feel free to share with friends, and sell what you make, but please don’t claim as your own.

ThriftyRedhead


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