Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Favourite Cowl Patterns

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Favourite Cowl Patterns

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Favourite Cowl Patterns

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Favourite Cowl Patterns and designs I’d love to knit/crochet.

Foxy Stripes Cowl

by Janelle Martin

I love the rich, autumnal green yarn for this one and the strong design lines, very clever.

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Favourite Cowl Patterns- foxy stripes cowl in green by Janelle Martin

Double Wrap Fair Isle Cowl

by Michael Harrigan

I love this in two contrasting colours but it would be a fun way to use a solid with a self striping or variegated yarn too.

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Cathedral Cowl

by Loraine Birchall

This is one of my own designs but I do love this cable, it’s fun to knit and evokes gothic arches and strong lines.

Cathedral Cowl, photo used with permission by Amanda of http://www.gratefulkneadsandknits.com
Cathedral Cowl, photo by Amanda of http://www.gratefulkneadsandknits.com

Whitethorn Cowl

by Megan Nodecker

I love Megan’s designs and this cowl caught my eye. I love the tassel, a nice finishing touch.

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Chevroche Cowl

by Sarah Jordan

A fun project to get you started on brioche knitting with two colours.

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Faileas

by Sierra Morningstar

A bit of two colour stranded knitting, worked in the round and joined with a graft, really effective and a lovely design.

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Leafy Origami Cowl

by Michele Bernstein

Beautiful use of brioche knitting and a very pretty result.

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Diamonds and Lace Cowl

by Loraine Birchall

Easy cables and a bit of lace, worked in the round in either Aran or DK weight yarn.

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Avenoir

by Hanna Maciejewska

I’m knitting her CareAway shawl using this same stitch pattern, it has lots of twisted stitches but is really addictive.

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Dogwalker’s Cowl

by Raven Knits Design

Two colour stranded knitting, simple but stunning. I love the use of a variegated yarn and a great way to use those pesky skeins with lots of pattern or colour.

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Ripples on the River

by Stacey Lewis

A bit more stranded colourwork with a simple pattern repeat, easy to make wider or taller to suit the recipient and great to bust some stash.

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Kruska

by Elena Fedotova

A bit of crochet and such an interesting looking texture, in three sizes of loop to suit your yarn stash.

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Cobblestone Cowl

by Rachy Newin

Wonderful use of colour, as is always the case with Rachy. Beautiful crochet.

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Simpson Cowl

by Amy van de Laar

Lovely pattern, undulating travelling stitches, no need for a cable needle.

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Evergreen Cowl

by Loraine Birchall

One of my new cowls, I just love the cables and knots.

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Shine On

by CJ Brady

A speedy crochet cowl and brilliant for those highly variegated skeins you want to use but have no idea what to make with them.

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Finding Your Way Cowl

by Lilinette Crochet

Mosaic crochet used with different colours work really well in this cowl designed to represent a garden maze.

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Tuberose Cowl

by Kavitha Raman

Lovely use of vertical columns and lace, all simple stitches but very stylish.

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Symbiosis Cowl

by bunnymuff – Mona Zillah

Amazing colourwork and look at the motifs, love, love, love it.

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Stormfront

by handmade by SMINÉ

Evokes the stormy clouds in Cumbria where it’s either raining or about to rain.

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Stornes Cowl

by Cheryl Chow

Lovely way to use up mini skeins or self striping yarns, simple crochet but really stylish.

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Orchids For Eve

by Kirsten McTeer

Very pretty lace and love the picot edging.

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Laketown Cowl

by Raven Knits Design

This could be my first proper foray into double knitting for an actual finished item, it’ll be super warm and so stylish.

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Strawberry Fluff Cowl

by Denise Balvanz

This cowl is definitely on my knit list, I made the hat and boot cuffs a few years ago and love them.

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Crocheted Harmony, hat and cowl set

by Darleen Hopkins

Great use of simple shape and granny stitches to make a warm but chic set.

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Twisted Textures Braided Cowl

by AlyseCrochet

Very clever construction and great use of both texture and colour. Wow!

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Lille Loop

by Frauke Neubauer

It’s green, two greens which is bonus points for me, lace and garter used to create a super stylish cowl.

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Cove Neck Cowl

by Michele DuNaier

i crocheted this a couple of times, enjoyable and a really effective cowl, the recipients love them.

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Indie Gift Along 2020 my WIPs, FOs and plans

Indie Gift Along 2020 my WIPs, FOs and plans

Indie Gift Along 2020 my WIPs, FOs and plans

Indie Gift Along 2020 my WIPs, FOs and plans for December knitting and crochet.

I cast on the Ronan Cardigan by Tiona Murphy for the Gift Along, it’s going to my friends Ben and Kelly for their new baby boy who was born a few weeks ago. I used Stylecraft Special Aran with Wool in the Denim colourway and it works well with the cables. It’s also machine wash for a new and busy Mum of two.

Indie Gift Along 2020 my WIPs, FOs and plans - Ronan Cardigan in denim blue on a teal wash background
Indie Gift Along 2020 my WIPs, FOs and plans - Ronan Cardigan back view  in denim blue on a teal wash background

I’m also sending them a couple of cotton burp cloths from a pattern by my good friend Emma Sadler, it’s called Muzies.

Indie Gift Along 2020 my WIPs, FOs and plans - Muzies cloth in natural craft cotton shown laid on a teal plank background

I have wanted to knit Alameda by Clarice Gomes since I saw her knitting the sample in a beautiful green colour when we met on a Saturday night Zoom knit and natter which we both go to. It’s absolutely stunning and I love it so much. I’m using Lanas Stop Bambini in the Linen colourway. You can buy that yarn here. I’ve knitted a bit more since then and will add another photo to the project page, click the image below to see more info.

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This is Clarice’s sample

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I did another crochet test of a pattern for Lillinette Crochet of her Ilsan pattern, you can make two of the squares and join them to make a Biscornu which is a clever construction and makes a very pretty pin cushion. I used scraps of DK sparkly yarn in silver grey, purple and magenta.

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I cast on for the CareAway Shawl, I’m not sure I made the best yarn choice, but I do absolutely love the colours, it’s a creamy white, a light grey and a mustard yellow and is called Skittles. The yarn is Stylecraft Bambino DK.

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CareAway Shawl by Hanna Maciejewska

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Next up to knit is a non-gal project, the Christmas Robin by Jacqui Turner which is fun and super cute.

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Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns

Today on the blog I’m showing Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns. I’ll try and include a range of knit and crochet, knit first, crochet fans scroll down a bit or click this link to jump straight to the crochet goodness.

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns – Knit Socks

Colorwork Roses Socks

by Aud Bergo

For colourwork fans, the perfect pair of traditional motif socks with a modern touch.

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Fairwyn socks

by Tracey Lee

A simple, classic and easy to knit design and they’re reversible.

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Ever True

by Kino Knits

Angles and colour combine in this amazing pair of socks.

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Margerie

by Alexandria Wenninger

More colourwork, but with a strong, modern pattern and clever use of self striping yarns.

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Crazy Christmas Socks

by Renée Kies

You had me at Crazy Christmas Socks….

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Doucet Winter socks

by KnitJoyz

Fabulous colour work socks filled with Christmas scenes and motifs.

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Dunbroch Socks

by Emma Sadler

Self patterning yarn does the yard work and you knit or add a few pretty eyelets, very fast knit for socks and super pretty.

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Happy Hoops

by Helen Gipson

A great way to use up leftover sock yarns, have fun with self striping for the colourwork or go with neutral solids for the man in your life.

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Sheep Shuffle Socks

by Sophie McKane

Colourwork and sheep, super cute!

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Antarctica Socks

by Artesanitarium Designs

Awesome cables adorn this lovely pair of socks undulating back and forth.

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Switch Point Socks

by Cynthia Levy

More cables, intertwined and mirrored, a clever design, suitable for men and women.

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Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Sock Patterns – Crochet Socks

Marguerite Socks

by Sylvie Damey

A quick gift to crochet with tall stitches and an afterthought heel. Look at the heel detail on these little beauties!

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Comfy Cuff Socks

by Fiona Langtry

Warm, cozy and slouchy socks to keep your tooties warm.

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Bûcheron Socks

by Sylvie Damey

A neutral and texture pair of socks for the men in your life, simple. classic and comfortable.

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Skittles Socks

by Maybe Katie Designs

Bobbles, rainbow stripes and cuteness over load.

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Wavy Coral Socks

by Petra Machová Kouřilová

Super cute socks and so pretty

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Tabatha Socks

by Lilia Vanini

Lace and pompoms, love it.

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All the above patterns are eligible to be made in the Indie Design Gift Along 2020 with lots of prizes, chat and fun. Join the group here and dive right in. You can also play along on Instagram and follow @indiegiftalong.

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns

Today on the blog I’m showing Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns. I’ll try and include a range of knit and crochet, knit first, crochet fans scroll down a bit or click this link to jump straight to the crochet goodness.

Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns – Knit Headbands

Mozarab Headband

by Ranée Mueller

Knitted in sport weight yarn, this wave patterned headband is sizes from baby/toddler to adults. Make it in several colours or neutrals to match your outfits.

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My Favorite Cable Headband

by Snickerdoodle Knits

This bulky knit is a quick gift option and again, sized from baby to adult, it’ll work up fast on larger needles if you’re in a rush.

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Against Winter’s chill

by Fiona Hamilton-MacLaren

Knitted with DK Yarn and featuring a beautiful cable pattern with a garter border, this will be a lovely gift knit to make for a teen in their favourite colour.

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Brioche Headband

by Heather Anderson

This beautiful brioche headband features a pretty pattern and would be a good starter project for two colour brioche.

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If You Don’t Know

by Emma Sadler

A very fast gift knit using super bulky yarn and 10mm needles, it’ll fly off your needles and into the gift wrap before you know it.

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Hourglass Fall Headband

by Susan Gressman

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Invincible

by Ashleigh Wempe

Knitted with fingering weight yarn, this would be an ideal slow and relaxing project rather than a quick gift, but what a wonderful way to use up speckled or highly patterned yarns in colours you love.

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Cosmic Squid Head Band

by Loli Fox

Knitted with Aran weight yarn, it’ll certainly turn heads and WOW!

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Ponytail Peep

by Kirsten McTeer

This headband is designed for long-haired ponytail wearers. Now as well as having the option of ponytail over or ponytail under, you can choose ponytail through! 

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Dancing Aurora Headband

by Alexandria Wenninger

Pretty mosaic colourwork (easy peasy and such fun) adorn this headband, how can you resist?

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Indie Design Gift Along 2020 Fave Headband Patterns – Crochet Headbands

Bubbles and Waves Earwarmer

by Maybe Katie Designs

Crocheted in a bulky yarn and a very quick project, I love the bobble details and the feature button. A great stashbuster, last minute gift and fun for teens.

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Oxford Headband/Earwarmer & Flower

by Akua Lezli Hope AkuaDesigns

Crocheted in worsted weight, easy to size to fit your head and with a stunning flower embellishment to match your winter coat or outfit

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Intertwinement

by Akua Lezli Hope AkuaDesigns

Crocheted with a strand of fingering/4ply and dk weight held together, to give an interesting marl effect, or even add a bit of sparkle for some unexpected bling.

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Crùnan (Little Crowns)

by Ms. Mal

Okay, you got me, it’s a crown, not a headband. Perfect for your little princess or when the Diva in you needs to show herself.

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Cedar Point Set

by Michele DuNaier

One skein of Lion Brand Scarfie makes this crocheted cowl and headband set! Both pieces are made using hdc through back-loop-only for thickness with drape – soft, warm, cozy and quick to crochet.

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The headband is folded under at top and bottom edges for extra warmth and to allow insertion of elastic bands for a guaranteed fit even after many wearings.

Both items can be made for smaller sizes to fit a child – instructions are easily adapted to the size you wish.

Pebbled Headband

by Cassandra Bibler

This pattern was designed to form functional and stylish. The textured cluster stitches provide depth and extra warmth, while the relatively simple construction make it beginner friendly. Sized toddler to adult.

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The Op Shop Headband

by Emma Wilkinson

Crocheted with Aran weight.

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Butterfly Headband

by Rachel Beth

9 sizes are included, from premie to adult. The headband is approximately 1” wide. The butterfly is approximately 2 ½” wide.

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Perfect Picnic Headband

by Ruth Brasch

This headband is the perfect accessory to help keep your hair out of your eyes while you’re on a summer adventure!
It’s size adjustable, so it will work for all ages

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All the above patterns are eligible to be made in the Indie Design Gift Along 2020 with lots of prizes, chat and fun. Join the group here and dive right in. You can also play along on Instagram and follow @indiegiftalong.

Help me name my hat pattern, please

Help me name my hat pattern, please

Help me name my hat pattern, please

I knitted myself a hat, a plain 1×1 rib with a folded brim and simple crown decreases. A few people that have seen it would like me to write up the pattern because they find a basic knit (where someone else did the maths and all the measurements etc) to be relaxing as well as satisfying. Is that you as a knitter?

With my silly, British sense of humour I called it Ribbed for your Pleasure as a working title. To be fair, it is ribbed, it is relaxing, it is a pleasureable knit and requires very little headspace, just follow the directions and it works every time.

I suppose the only tricky bit for a new knitter is the folder brim, but they could just whip stitch or graft that later, making sure to retain the stretch in the fabric. Or go with the shorter brim option and not fold it.

The name, Ribbed for Your Pleasure, amused my teenage inner self and made me smile. But is it likely to offend in a year when so many people are determined to be offended by anything and everything?

I don’t want to add to the strife, but then I don’t want to be something I’m not. I do have a silly sense of humour. Wit and puns amuse me which is why I love QI and other similar shows which play with words.

Ribbed for Your Pleasure hat, knitted with Cascade 220 in light grey, used almost all of one skein.  Hat is shown laid flat on teal washed plank background.
Ribbed for Your Pleasure hat, knitted with Cascade 220 in light grey 8041, used almost all of one skein. Hat is shown laid flat on teal washed plank background.

A new collection coming in the New Year, a fresh start for 2021

I will be launching a new range in the New Year, this news is exclusive to you and hasn’t been talked about elsewhere. I wanted to design a range of basic knits that anyone could make with enough information for a beginner, links to tutorials and other helpful information. But, with all of the maths and measuring done for the experienced knitter who just wants a break for modifying this, or making up their own thing. To relax, de-stress and enjoy the process of knitting an easy item.

As I live near Ulverston, which overlooks the beautiful Morecambe Bay and sits just outside the Lake District National Park and World Heritage site, I am fortunate to enjoy beautiful views every day. I wanted to celebrate an area that doesn’t have masses of tourism, but is less than 30 minutes from the Lakes and has all of the beauty.

I’m toying with the idea of calling the collection Bay6 (a play on basics obviously) but also to celebrate the area where I live, work and which inspires me every day.

What do you think?

Do I stick with my cheeky pattern name for the hat?

Do you like the idea of Bay6 and the join celebration of basic, relaxing knitting and the beauty of Morecambe Bay?

Let me know your thoughts, I’d like to hear them, either by email to sales@woollymadlydeeply.com or message me on social media @woollymadlydeeply on IG, lor-artemis on Ravelry.com.

Have a great day and stay safe.

Loraine

Captivating Cathedral Cowl Pattern Released, don’t miss it

Captivating Cathedral Cowl Pattern Released, don’t miss it

Captivating Cathedral Cowl Pattern Released, don’t miss it

The Cathedral Cowl Pattern Released today has a 15% discount with the code Cathedral, but if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you’ll get an exclusive code for 30% off the cowl and the matching hat. For 15% off right now, use code Cathedral

You can purchase here in our online shop, our Ravelry Store or our Payhip Store.

Have a look at our fabulous Test Knitters projects here on Ravelry.

The gothic arch cables give an architectural twist to a simple accessory, available in two widths but with instructions on how to make wider or narrower, the Cathedral cowl is a great unisex garment. Make it in a neutral colour for men and go with your Wow colours for ladies.

The cowl is knitted in the round and worked bottom up, the cables are easy to follow and every other row is just knit the knits, purl the purls, very easy. The yarn I used is available in our store and is machine washable on a wool wash.

Launch offer 15% off the Cathedral Cowl pattern with code Cathedral, offer ends 16th November at midnight GMT.

Newsletter subscribers will get a code for 30% off the hat and the cowl in an email later today with a reminder a couple of days later, so you don’t miss the code, you can sign up here

About this design – I wanted to make a cabled Cowl and was inspired by the gothic arches of cathedrals used in the design of my Cathedral Cables Hat. The upper and lower borders are knitted in a simple rib pattern.

Measurements
Size based on 5mm/US8 needles for body of cowl
Slimmer Cowl Size 1 Wider Cowl Size 2
Circumference unblocked, it will stretch when worn and during blocking for wool yarns.
22 inch/56cm (33 inch/84cm ) circumference
Height of cowl
9 inches / 22.5 cm, 9 inches / 22.5 cm
Yardage – 210-340 yds

Written instructions
The cowl is worked in the round using either circular needles or double pointed needles (dpns) and worked bottom up. Instructions are charted and written line by line.

Cathedral Cowl Pattern Gallery

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