Hey y’all! I’m Taralah – owner, designer and creator of all things yokieB! I am so incredibly honored and grateful to be featured here on The Hook Nook Life blog! And I’m excited to bring you a fun new pattern! :)
Creating started very early for me. My mom taught me how to crochet, sew and knit. Sewing and knitting seemed to take forever to stick, but crochet clicked pretty quickly. Why did sewing and knitting take a while, you ask? Well, to be quite honest – fear and discouragement. I would either not try something at all for fear of messing it up, or quit halfway through if I didn’t like how it was turning out. This fear stunted me creatively for a long time, from not leaving my “crochet comfort zone” (a.k.a. hats and scarves), to taking forever to pick my knitting needles back up again.
Honestly, fear has held me back in so many areas of my life, and I don’t want it to anymore! I never would have thought that I would be here bringing you the pattern for my design, but I am so thrilled to be able to. I am definitely still a work in progress, but I am thankful for the continued freedom that God is giving me in this area. Can I let you in on a little secret...I was even scared to do this post. ;) Being scared is OK though, it's where you go from there that counts!
Now let's get knitting!
Give me all the color, texture and unique details! This cowl is the perfect combination of those things! I am a sucker for gorgeous yarn and Knit Collage is one of my absolute favorites. I love when the perfect yarn and design come together to form something magical!
- 2 skeins Knit Collage (approximately 110 yds) Friendship Bracelet Yarn in Quartz Pop or another thick and thin #6 super bulky weight yarn
- 8 yds neon pink embroidery floss or desired contrast color
- US 19/15 mm knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- 35 mm pom pom maker
- tapestry needle
- 4 stitch markers (optional)
- CO- cast on
- BO - bind off
- K - knit
- P - purl
- REP - repeat
- ST/STS - stitch/es
- RS - right side
- WS - wrong side
6 STS x 9 rows in stockinette = approximately 4x4” (10x10cm) To save time make sure to check gauge.
- This cowl is worked vertically and then seamed together to form a circle.
- Once cowl is seamed together, the triangle patterns will be on their sides, appearing more like arrows.
- Even numbered rows are the RS of your cowl and odd numbered rows the WS.
- height measures approximately 14" (35.56 cm)
- circumference measures approximately 26" (66 cm)
CO 25 STS
Row 1: (WS) *K1, P7; REP from * 2 more times; K1.
Row 2: (RS) P2, K5; *P3, K5; REP from * 1 more time; P2.
Row 3: K3, P3; *K5, P3; REP from * 1 more time; K3.
Row 4: P4, K1; *P7, K1; REP from * 1 more time; P4.
Row 5: REP row 4.
Row 6: K3, P3; *K5, P3; REP from * 1 more time; K3.
Row 7: P2, K5; *P3, K5; REP from * 1 more time; P2.
Row 8: *K1, P7; REP from * 2 more times; K1.
Rows 9-56: REP rows 1-8 six more times.
BO all STS.
Seaming Cowl Together
With wrong sides touching, fold cowl in half, lining up the CO edge with the BO edge. Using approximately 50" (127 cm) of neon pink embroidery floss, thread through tapestry needle, fold in half and tie a knot at the bottom.
Secure floss on left side of seam. Insert needle under the inside of the "V" on the right side and then under the inside of the "V" on the left side. (see arrows in photo #1 above) Note: the BO edge "V" will be very clear, but the CO edge "V" will look slightly different.
Pull embroidery floss most of the way (but not all) through until there is a small loop left. Bring tapestry needle through the inside of that loop (photo #2 above) and continue pulling till you reach the end of the floss. Continue seaming this way until you reach the opposite end of your cowl. Your seam will look like photo #3 above. Secure floss and fasten off.
Wrap yarn completely around each side of a 35mm pom pom maker for a total of 3 layers (or until desired thickness is achieved). Finish pom pom with neon embroidery floss, leaving a long enough tail for securing to the cowl. REP this step for a total of 4 pom poms. Trim and fluff pom poms to desired look.
Attaching Pom Poms
Position cowl with seam facing you. You will be distributing and securing your poms poms evenly along the seam. Note: to make sure they are evenly spaced across the seam, you may want to add stitch markers as you measure where to place the center of your pom poms. Begin by placing the center of top pom approximately 2" (5 cm) from the edge of your cowl, *next measure approximately 2" (5 cm) from the edge of that first pom and place center of 2nd pom; (photo #4 above) REP from * two more times for the remaining two poms.
There should be approximately 1.5" (3.81 cm) in between each pom once secured. (photo #5 above)
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Congrats on your new cowl! :)
I hope you enjoyed making your new cowl as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you! You can find more of my current crochet and knitting patterns for free on my blog! I also sell the PDF versions on Etsy and Ravelry. Follow along with me on Instagram where I post new projects, designs and lots and lots of yarn! ;) Please be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see your awesome cowls!!
If you feel called to do something, or have been wanting to try something that seems just too scary, I want to encourage you to go for it! I know that leap is hard, but it will be so worth it...I promise!! Happy making, y'all!