Hello Fellow Crafters! I am Elise, the maker and designer behind @FrosiaKnits. I am extremely honored to be sharing this pattern here with you as well as a bit about myself. Like my business, this pattern grew out of my love for creating with a touch of inspiration from my Italian background.
My Grandmothers, Aunts, and Mom all crochet, knit, and sew among their other talents and I grew up watching the magical process of creating something out of yarn or fabric. I didn’t discover my own passion for knitting and crochet until my late 20s when I was in a store with my Aunt and fell in love with a knitted shawl on display. Next to it there was a placard that said, “Free Pattern on Ravelry”. I was introduced to a new world of knitting and a community of crafters.
Once I started that shawl, a lightbulb went on. Since then I have spent all my spare time learning and creating for friends and family, and more recently selling my crafts through my Etsy shop. Frosia Knits has grown out of my combined love for Italy and Knitting. The name stems from my Italian Great Grandmother and having lived in Italy for several years, I bring the passion and love that surrounds you in the Italian culture to my little business and it continues to inspire me every day.
• 4 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. Each skein is 106 yards. I used Butterscotch.
• US 13 (9.0mm), 36-inch circular needles
• Tapestry Needle
• Stitch Marker
BO: Bobble Stitch
9 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches in stitch pattern
• Finished Circumference: Approximately 61 inches
• Finished Height: Approximately 12 inches
You will knit this cowl in the round with the “right side” facing you, which is the side where the bobbles will show.
This is a 5-stitch Bobble in garter stitch. Begin with the right side facing you and knit into the stitch where you want your bobble. Keep the stitch on the left needle, yarn over and knit into the same stitch again, yarn over and knit into the stitch one more time. You will now have 5 stitches where you previously had one. Turn the work so the wrong side is now facing you and knit the 5 bobble stitches. Turn the work so the right side is facing you and knit the first two bobble stitches together. Place this stitch back onto the left needle. As if to bind off, pass the remaining three stitches, one at a time, over the knit-together stitch and off the needle. Knit the remaining bobble stitch, returning it to the right needle. To see a video tutorial of this stich, visit my IGTV.
Using the longtail cast on, cast on 136 stitches and join the work in the round. Be careful not to twist the stitches.
Row 1: Knit all
Row 2: Purl all
Repeat row 1 & 2 once
Row 5: K3, BO, *K3, BO* repeat from * to end of round
Row 6: Purl all
Row 7: K1, BO, *K3, BO* repeat from * until last 2 stitches, K2
Row 8: Purl all
Row 9: Knit all
Row 10: Purl all
Row 11: *K3, BO* repeat from * to end of round
Row 12: Purl all
Row 13: Knit all
Row 14: Purl all
Row 15: K1, BO, *K3, BO* repeat from * to end of round
Row 16: Purl all
Row 17: Knit all
Row 18: Purl all
Row 19: K3, *BO, K7* repeat from * to end of round
Row 20: Purl all
Row 21: Knit all
Row 22: Purl all
Row 23: *K7, BO* repeat from * until last 4 stitches, K4
Row 24: Purl all
Row 25: Knit all
Repeat Row 24 & 25 once
Row 28: Purl all
Row 29: K11, *BO, K15* repeat from * until last stitch, K1
Row 30: Purl all
Row 31: Knit all
Repeat Row 30 & 31 once
Row 34: Purl all
Row 35: K3, *BO, K15* repeat from * until last 9 stitches, BO, K8
Row 36: Purl all
Row 37: Knit all
Repeat Row 36 & Row 37 three times
Row 44: Purl all
Bind off and weave in the ends
And you’re done!
I adore starting a project and watching it transform into a scarf or a hat that someone will then end up wearing. They will have that piece with them during some of their favorite memories and I love bringing a little bit of joy to and being a small part of that moment. I want to share my excitement for the process and the finished products with people in the hopes that they will be inspired like I have been by the incredible maker community out there.