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I am originally from Switzerland, but live in the US since ‘99. I have been knitting since I was about five years old and I mostly make my own designs and patterns. I started designing my own ...
I am originally from Switzerland, but live in the US since ‘99. I have been knitting since I was about five years old and I mostly make my own designs and patterns. I started designing my own sweaters and accessories (more or less successfully) at an early age, as that was just the way sweaters where done. Only later did I transition to indulging in the luxury of ready-made patterns.
During the other hours of my day I am a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach and I blog about healthy food and lifestyle.
I used to design and make mostly sweaters and other cold weather favs, (I did come from a snowy place, after all) but lately I have been on a lace shawl kick and just can't seem to stop!
You can see more of my designs under OwlCat Designs on Ravelry.
Thanks for your interest in my patterns and I hope you enjoy knitting the designs as much as I did making them for you!
This cowl is named for the hedgerow bounty we would bring home from our weekend excursions. My Mom would cook the berries into a delicious jam that could sparkle just as red as the raspberries beckoning between the green leaves, or be dark and jewel toned when there were more blackberries in the mix.
Worked entirely in Mosaic, a slipped stitch colorwork technique, you will ever only have to use one color at a time, making this the perfect and easy intro to working with two colors!
Wear this cowl open like a long scarf or wrap it twice for more warmth. With all the different ways to button it and wear it, it won't get boring and will adapt to almost any temperature!
Malabrigo Rios (100% Merino, 210 yards/192 meters, 3.5 oz/100gr)
2 skeins each color A (Lettuce ) and color B (Jupiter)
(If you make the border just one color, you can get away with using 2 skeins one color and only one of the 'not border' color.)
Or worsted weight yarn, about 250-280 yds each of 2 colors second sample shows KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, Worsted Weight, (110 yards/50 gram) 3 skeins color A (Avocado) and 3 skeins color B (Garnet Heather)
20 st = 4" on US #7 (4.5mm) needles in slip stitch color pattern
360 yards of Worsted weight