the mallory cowl pattern - adult version!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

yarn: cascade 220 heathers in colorway 7803

the mallory cowl pattern for adults is here!  oh my gosh you guys...i am so super excited to write this post!  i was so surprised by how many of you have loved the mallory cowl i originally made for my daughter and requested an adult sized one!  so awesome!  i'm just so glad you all enjoyed it!  i have to tell you that more than a few times i had looked at mackenzie's mallory and thought to myself that i need one of those too.  now i can make one and the best part is so can you!



this cowl is so squishy, springy, and fun to wear!  it's versatile for all seasons and a great knit for beginners and advanced knitters.  it's got a bounce that i wish my hair had!  mallory is knit with your yarn held double on large needles so it knits up fast and is super cozy!  i couldn't resist whipping this one up in a gorgeous magenta for the winner of our giveaway who requested jewel tones.  then i conned my pal rebecca into modelling it for me :)  i know...i'm mean..lol...but she just looked so purdy in it and i was soooo not in the mood to do my hair :P


i've worked really hard to get the stitches to have just the right amount of loft and the cowl to be a great length and for you ladies to have a proper gauge to go off of so you can swap out your yarns and needles at your leisure.  so after a lot of thought and some major handholding and hurrahing from my knitting pals i've decided to release this as a pattern for sale!


 you guys can now make your very own mallory cowls for only $1.99!  i'm scared, nervous but also super excited about it! 

click below on the "buy now" to purchase a copy of "the mallory cowl".   

*2 patterns for 1!!! This pattern also comes with the child version of the Mallory Cowl! Now you and your wee one can rock your cowls together!
 
 


the pattern is for sale through ravelry and you can find the all the details (& purchase the pattern) here on the mallory cowl ravelry pattern page!  i can't wait to see all the gorgeous cowls you talented ladies are going to whip up! i can only imagine the colors and the yarns you will be using!  if any of you have any troubles purchasing the pattern please email me at luvinthemommyhood@yahoo.ca and i will help you out or figure out an alternative way for you to purchase the pattern.  this is my first pattern for sale so bear with me...i'm still learning here :)



i heart this cowl so much i think that i'm going to need one in every color!  the mallory cowl is one of those accessories that you can wear with so many outfits through so many seasons!  i'm dreaming of a fun green one at the moment!


i want to extend a big thank you to my knitting pals for encouraging me to get this made up and for all you lovely readers for suggesting it!  you guys rock!  i hope you enjoy the pattern and i appreciate all of your support!  make sure to join our luvinthemommyhood ravelry group and also to share your lovely handmade pics in our flickr group!


so what do you guys think?  you likey?  what color would you make yours in?  what's on your needles at the moment?  i hope you all had a great weekend!  let's chat!

33 comments:

  1. YUMYUMYUM! Maybe after I'm done knitting the vest I'm making for Olivia right now (also done with two strands held together, so clearly I have a crush on chunky cozy knits right now) I may just have to bust out the selfish knitting! I know, I said knitting, I've been knitting instead of crocheting. I don't know, either. ha. It's contagious. Like glitter.
    You're so bad, I was totally going to start on a little bitty brown baby sweater next. But I'm not having this baby until August, right? Lots of time! (fast forward to August, where Laura is knitting through the contractions and mumbling darkly about cowls)

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    1. hey does my order come with a side of 'shannon helps laura buy yarn'??

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    2. Sure does! I'd be more than willing to help you out. I have plans on adding a few more gauges as I make them in different weights. For now I would look for a worsted weight yarn though that is used in the pattern. If you can get your hands on some of the Cascade 220 heathers I would recommend them...I use them a ton and they are lovely and warm.

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    3. would this worsted wool work? http://knitca.com/catalog/11
      I have $60 credit with this store, hehe.

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    4. Looks like it. It's the same weight (worsted 10ply) and both are wool. They both have the same suggested needle sizes which is good as well. Only thing to be careful is that some 100% wools are scratchy. May be good to check on Ravelry to see what others think of it. Other than that the price is fabulous!

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    5. hm, no reviews. Googling. I'm starting to get the impression they're fairly new on the scene. They're based in Ontario. I'll order some bamboo, wool, and superwash merino and let you know what I think, if you'd like? Their mission is 'comfortable knitting' (facebook page) so that sounds promising ;) Look at thier little teddy bear hat pattern, it slays me : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/teddy-nordic-hat

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  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! I love it!!! I can't wait to make one :) i think it will be orange!!

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    1. Ohhhh...you will look gorgeous in orange!!! I can't wait to see you in it!

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  3. Congratulations on your first pattern for sale! I just know it's going to be a huge success. You work hard bringing so much loveliness to so many people!

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    1. Thanks my dear! I appreciate the kind words :) xoxoxoxoxo

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  4. What a gorgeous cowl! and that color! my...
    Thanks for making that pattern available :)
    If I was to make one just now it would be turquoise. Now to go and put it on my todo list!

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  5. Congrats on your first pattern for sale!! It's adorable!!! :)

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    1. thanks so much melissa! love the hat you just finished! that one is calling my name but I didn't have the right yarn and my stash is teeny...I needed to win yours :P

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  6. I flipped out over these photos Shannon, I love what you did with Becca's hair. They look stunning!!! Did you use your new lense because I am super jealous. The cowl looks amazing!

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    1. Hahaahah...you crack me up. yep, I did use my new lens. Love it! Thanks for the kind words my love. Maybe I can help style/shoot one of yours one day...wink wink!

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  7. Sooo pretty! My 7yo will still only remove hers for washing. She sleeps in her Mallory - yikes! Glad I love it so much!

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    1. Omg...I love hearing that!!!! So adorable!

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  8. Congrats!!!!! I just released my first for-sale pattern in November, and I am loving it. I have two for sale now and a couple more in the works. Let me know if you ever want to talk shop!!

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  9. Just bought it! And darn your cool friend for making me want to get my nose pierced.... every time I see someone with a nose ring I want one!!!

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    1. Thanks hun! I'm just happy that one person bought it...lol. I'm so scared that my goal is to sell 10 and I'll be happy.

      Becca's nose ring is very subtle and so pretty.

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  10. Will be buying ASAP!

    Okay.. so knitting question. I attempted another cowl on the weekend for the first time and my stitches kept twisting and my entire thing was twisted and I had to take it out. I was so disappointed.. any tips/tricks? I was thinking that maybe the cable is too long for the number of stitches.. does that make a difference? sigh.. thanks in advance for your help.. can't wait to knit up the mallory! :)

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    1. Which cowl were you making? When in a pattern it states "join in the round taking care not to twist stitches" you have to be really careful to doublecheck before joining that your stitches all lay flat and there are no twists in your cable. If you do this correctly you shouldn't have any problems as you work. Here's a link to a video to show you what I mean:

      http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/circular-needle

      Hope that helps. Let me know if you need more help k?

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    2. I was trying to make the gaptastic one.. I guess the issue I'm having is my cable itself is twisting, obviously making it impossible to keep my stitches untwisted! I will attempt to try again, and if not, wait for my knitting friend to get back into town to help me.. Thank you :)

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  11. Congratulations, Shannon! So exciting!!! I still have yet to make a cowl. I have the beautiful alpaca yarn in Charcoal... gorgeous! Totally a knitting scaredy cat. Best wishes with this endeavor!

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  12. I wish I knew how to knit! I wish I lived near by so our girls could play together while you gave me knitting lessons. :) The cowl is beautiful, especially in that lovely color. Maybe some day I'll get the gumption to pick up some needles and find someone to teach me. Beautiful job!

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    1. I am just learning.. and it is easier and more enjoyable than I thought it would be!! :)

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    2. You can do it Mauri! It's easier than learning how to sew I can tell you that and it's portable! It's gonna be my goal this year to get you knitting :)

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  13. l love how it fits and the color. You wear it well.

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  14. ohmy shannon!!! congrats on your pattern for sale! i looove it!!!! and i can tell everyone, it is seriously a very uber comfy cowl to wear. i loved it!! also, the fact that you did my hair and had the best lipgloss ever (i had to go on a lip gloss hunt while on vacay) that made me feel pretty. hahah. i'm so excited for you, and so inspired too! luv ya! xo

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  15. Thank you, Sharon, for making the pattern available!Thank you also for all your inspiring posts! LOVE to read you!!!

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  16. Beautiful pattern and color. I was wondering if you need a circular needles or regular ones. Sorry for the naive question...but I hardly ever knit, but would love to make one

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    1. You would need to use a circular needle in a 24" or 32" long cable.

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