Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Knit It :: The Lovely Cowl


Hello Friends!  Ooohhh, guess what?  I have something that I'm so excited to share with you!  I was hoping to get this out to you last week but wouldn't you know it, life happened and my exciting news got pushed back.  Well, wait no more!!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, I've decided to publish and release my very first knitting pattern for sale!  This is a huge (and scary!) step for me because when I had originally made this cowl last summer I wasn't planning on doing anything with this design other than wearing it myself, but after getting some sweet compliments from strangers, positive feedback and interest from fellow knitters, and wonderful words of encouragement from friends, I've decided to just bite the bullet, take the chance, and release the pattern.  Who am I to hold back a knit so pretty?

So I've been secretly working my butt off in writing up a pattern, making and perfecting the chart, knitting sample after sample, and now I finally have a finished pattern that I'm extremely proud of and can't wait to share with you all!  Muchos kiitos goes out to my most fabulous friend and number one supporter in this starting adventure, Liisa, who had graciously test knit this cowl (in one evening too!) and helped me in making this pattern as thorough as possible.  Kiitos Liisa!

Without further ado, let me introduce the Lovely cowl!  


A touch of girly femininity without being cheesy, the Lovely cowl features columns of elegant eyelet hearts and classic mock cables.  Worked from the bottom up, Lovely is a fun little knit that is easy yet holds your interest round after round!

Lovely is a great pattern for knitters of all levels.  The only skills required to knit yourself (or a loved one!) a Lovely cowl is knowing how to knit in the round, and simple increases and decreases.  Lovely is the perfect pattern for beginners who are ready to go beyond stockinette and want to learn new stitches and techniques, and delightful for the more intermediate knitters who are looking for a quick and easy knit that will still peak their knitterly interests.



The pattern has both written instructions as well as a chart, as I for one like to work from both as I knit cables and lace.  Also, for those who do not know how, a step-by-step photo tutorial is included on how to knit the mock cable, which is knit without the use of a cable needle.  Seriously, knitting this sweet cowl couldn't get any easier!  

Want to knit Lovely for your sweet little girl?  Do you prefer your cowls a little on the longer side so that you can wrap it double around your neck?  No worries, I've also included a tip on how to personalize the width of the cowl to suit your needs!

Light and airy yet still able to keep you warm, Lovely is a great cowl for all seasons and the perfect accessory to wear when you need to transition from a chilly office (or home) to grab a quick coffee at the nearest coffee shop or as you jolt out the door to pick up your little one from school.  


You can purchase the Lovely cowl at the following places:



If you do knit up a Lovely cowl, please let me know!  Either leave a comment here on the blog or on the Ravelry pattern page.  I would love to see your cowl(s)!!

♥ Happy Knitting my Lovely Friends! ♥


18 comments:

  1. Yay, so proud of you, it looks amazing :)

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  2. melissa! this is beautiful! i love it! congrats on such a fantastic and beautiful pattern! xoxoxo hurrah! xo

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    1. Thanks Rebecca!! :) I'm so glad you like it!! ♥

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  3. It's gorgeous Melissa! Congratulations!!!

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  4. Congratulations! It's very cute. I might have to make it with my Tosh DK in Vanilla Bean, if the yardage will work.

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    1. Thanks Linz!! ♥ You'll definitely have enough yardage if you use Tosh DK. You can even make the cowl a little bigger to make sure you use up every inch too! Vanilla Bean is such a gorgeous colourway, I can't wait to see it if you do knit the cowl!!

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  5. Lovely indeed! Congrats on your first pattern for sale - it really is beautiful.

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  6. Yay! That is so exciting! It looks gorgeous. I having been thinking of writing a crochet pattern (as I find crochet a little easier than knitting). Hopefully I can get onto that this year. Congratulations on your first pattern!

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    1. Hahaha, thanks Kat!! :) You can totally do it, I'm looking forward to seeing your pattern!!

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  7. When you say that this pattern has both a chart and written instructions, do you mean that you could use either the chart OR written instructions or that the pattern requires you to both follow a chart and read the written instructions (in combination in other words)? Thank you :)

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    1. Hello! Your first thought is correct :) You can use either the chart OR the written instructions. I didn't want to exclude any knitters who had a preference - I personally use either interchangeably, so thought it best to include both a chart and the written. Thank you for asking, Happy knitting!

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