Friday, September 30, 2011

The Aaron Cowl ~ A Free Pattern from Knit Picky Designs

We've had a few requests lately for this pattern.  It is always fun to hear from knitters around the country and it reminded me to post it on the blog (and on Ravelry).  We're sharing this easy cowl pattern with you!

The Aaron Cowl
KPY Design
By Sammie Jo Thomas

The Aaron Cowl came to be as I craved to curl up on the couch and mindlessly knit as hubby and I watched the NFL playoffs together.  My Crazy Zauberball was decorating the coffee table.  When the idea hit,  I jumped at the chance to knit with it!  This cowl was a fun, easy knit that lasted through both playoff games and was ready to wear just before the 2011 Super Bowl!  
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Finished Size:  13” wide x 17” wide or about a 34” circumference.
Yarn: Schoppel Wolle Crazy Zauberball (1 ball)
Needles:  US 4 circular (24” or 32”)
Notions:  1 marker
Gauge:  5 to 6 stitches per inch (note…I’m a loose Continental knitter;  you may need to use a US 5 or US6 to get gauge)
*Garter stitch in the round is accomplished by knitting one round and then purling the next round.
**Stockinette Stitch in the round is accomplished by knitting every round.

Cowl: Cast on 167 sts, PM and join to work in the round.  
1-Knit 3 rows in Stockinette Stitch.
2-Begin Garter stitch by purling the next row.  Continue Garter stitch for just over an inch. 
(Remember to switch from knitting to purling at the marker)
3-Return to St St, knitting every row, for 2 ½  inches (you’ll have 3 ½ “ total)
4-Repeat Garter st for ¾ inch, switch to St St for 2 inches.
5-Again, Garter st for ½ inch, switch to St St for 2 ½ inches.
6-Garter st for ¾ inch, and St st for 1 ½ inches.
7-Last Garter st section for 1 inch, change to St St for 5-6 rounds.  

Remember to save enough yarn to bind off the 167 sts.  A rule of thumb is this…if you can stretch the remaining yarn 4 x the amount needed to bind off then you’ll have enough. Bind off loosely, weave in your ends and block if needed.  Enjoy wearing it like the Packers enjoyed winning the big game!!

 © Knit Picky Yarn Shop, February 2011, Please respect copyright laws. To share this pattern, just send friends to this site.  Thank you!

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A trunk full of great fall projects!

These lovelies are back from the show and we have beautiful new yarns just waiting for you! Come in this weekend! The Big Chip Bag kits are going fast. Our new arrival from The Fibre Company is getting a lot of attention, too!! Fall knitting is in the air!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Margie, Ready for a Great Show!

Way to go, Ms Margie!! You got our booth in mint-cute condition and led the Knit Picky Team to one of our best shows ever!

And Sidney....thanks to you we had the most adorable kit on the block! The Big Chip Bag kits flew out of there with lots of happy yarnies! Can't wait to start mine!

We have the beautiful kits and new yarns available at Knit Picky...come in this week! ps...thank u too, Linda, Kimberly, Ann, Champagne & Steve!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Champagne Maker's Stitch Poet Designs

Shows with friends are so dang fun! C was very gracious to autograph patterns and offer input on knitting. Many customers enjoyed meeting her. Told ya....she's adorable!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Big Chip Bag Kits

These are the hit of our show! Can't wait to see all the finished bags. Happy 'Champagne Maker' knitting!!

The Vlinder Wrap Girls!!

Chris Bylsma's Vlinder Wrap is an ongoing favorite at Knit Picky. These girls recently completed Kim's Vlinder Class and were thrilled to have a photo op with the designer! We are enrolling now for an encore Vlinder Class at the shop. Like to join us??

Friday, September 23, 2011

Design & Autograph by Chris Bylsma

Chris was here today! She will be in our booth again tomorrow at noon. Please stop by to meet her. She's very approachable and eager to offer professional help and we can all use a bit of that!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Look at these colors!

The Fibre Company...this yarn is yummy and getting a lot of attention at The Knit & Crochet show! Can't wait for you to see and touch it. Hope to see you this weekend!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

You're Fabulous Fall Bag Awaits You at The Show

Here's a hint.  Don't you love this picture?  We have a great assortment of quite unique kits that will be THE must-have item at the show.  We're sure of it!  Booth #502 at The Knit & Crochet Show this weekend.