KNITTING || THE BARBARA COWL - FREE PATTERN!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

i've been so excited to share today's FREE knitting pattern! the barbara cowl is here!

i was over the moon to be able to design this pattern for sweet georgia yarns using their brand new yarn - trinity worsted (70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% silk). you all know how much I love cashmere and you mix that with sweet georgia yarn and color and i'm in heaven!!!! the barbara cowl only takes 2 pretty skeins! the perfect indulgence pattern. you know we all deserve a little cashmere in our lives....

Barbara Cowl by veryshannon.com


this pattern is so fun! fo'reals! it's ideal purse knitting but not boring purse knitting! 

barbara is a squishy, comfy and reversible infinity cowl perfect for layering that looks great worn single or double looped. barbara is sure to be a “go-to” cowl in your wardrobe. barbara is knit flat to allow you to try on your cowl as you knit to get the best length for your height and body type. the barbara cowl showcases the subtleness of hand dyed yarn and is a satisfying project perfect for a beginner and beyond. the broken rib pattern is easy to memorize and fun to knit.

those of you who know me know that i love sweet georgia yarns and so do my knitter pals. we heart felicia and her wonderful, bright, bold and gorgeous line of fabulous yarns! the fact that she is located in vancouver, bc is just icing on the cake since it's so close i can actually see felicia occasionally and embrarass her by hugging and fawning over her beautiful yarns. she is so talented and her yarns are stunning. if you haven't knit with sweet georgia yarns you should definitely try. you'll be addicted - trust me! so yarn yummy!!!

the barbara cowl was inspired by my best friend and biggest supporter - my lovely mom barbara. 

you can read more about the inspiration behind this cowl and more over on the sweet georgia blog today. my mom and dad were just in town for 2 weeks and they left this morning. needless to say i'm still crying. i miss them horribly already (love you guys).

Barbara Cowl by veryshannon.com
head on over to ravelry to get your FREE COPY today! i'm so excited to see some of these knit up!! make sure to show off pics of your barbara cowls in our ravelry group here. happy knitting!


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*all images by felicia lo of sweet georgia yarns

18 comments:

  1. I love it !! such a beautiful cowl! and the colour is STUNNING! gah. I can't get enough of SGY. xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks Becca! The cashmere and silk in this yarn makes it heavenly to knit and wear too!

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  2. That is one lovely piece of knitting! So perfect for fall...love it.

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  3. Gorgeous! I love the stitch detail - crisp yet beautifully delicate. Lovely design, Shannon!

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    1. Awwwww, thanks hun! So sweet of you to say :)

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  4. oooh, I love it, Shannon! Perfect pattern for holiday gifts :)

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  5. Beautiful! Been looking for a fun new cowl pattern. I love the size of this one - looks perfect for the kind of weather we get down here. Thanks, Shannon!

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  6. I love this cowl! (And just downloaded it. :) ) It's such a perfect, cushy, yummy fall piece. I think I have just the yarn in mind for it, too. Awesome job!

    I used to hate when my parents left, too. :( Part of the reason I moved just five minutes away from them....now I think they're sick of me. :)

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  7. Love the pattern and the yarn. Thank-you.

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  8. What pretty yarn you've used! I love the color. xoxo

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  9. omg that yarn sounds and looks amazing. I'm in the mood for knitting with fall and football approaching. Gotta have something to do with my hands during the games!

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  10. What if I use size 9 circular needles 29" long? That way I don't have to worry about seaming. Do you think this would work out the same way? Thanks.

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  11. You could do it on a circular and join in the round but you may have to alter the pattern and note the stitch pattern wouldn't be going the same direction as in the photo. The seaming isn't that bad and only takes a few mins as it's not the wide. I did it this way so you could choose your length of cowl so it's slimming but also for the stitch pattern. You wouldn't see much of it's effect if you did it in the round as it would only be a few inches high where this way you see lots of it :) email askveryshannon@gmail.com if you have any further questions. thanks!

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  12. Can't download the pattern... is there something I'm missing? I created an account but haven't heard back... is this why I can't download? I have searched and searched for the perfect cowl pattern... this is it, and now I can't download. Can someone help me please?

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    1. Hi there, click on this link:
      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barbara-cowl-2
      Once there under the little green boxes in the center of the page it will say " This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download" - click on that.

      Thanks!

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  13. I am having trouble with the pattern. Where it says slip stitch with yarn in front and then knit 3. won't that give me a yarn over and is that what I want? I am adding stitches each time I do that right. when I do row 2 do I knit both the slip stitch and the yarn over or knit them together or what. i am confused. you said this was easy. Am I being dense?
    Altheabay@gmail.com

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    1. Hi there, when you slip a stitch you are simply moving that stitch from one needle to the other. Your stitch count stays exactly the same. Here's a link to show you how to slip a stitch and what the "yarn in front" means.

      http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/slipping-a-stitch-p-wise-or-k-wise

      Hope that helps :)

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