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.
$5.50ADD TO CART
NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
One size. 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).
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.
Using smaller-sized needles, 18 stitches/24 rows to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch, unblocked.
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.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- 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
130 – 140 yards (119 – 128 m) worsted weight yarn.
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.
US 6 (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle