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Thursday, May 21, 2015

NEW Pattern /// Arika Cowl



Let me introduce the Arika Cowl! I am so very excited about this pattern. It's one of those designs that just appeared out of nowhere -- unplanned and unintentional -- those are my favorite. I was in the Beehive waiting to pay when this absolutely electric skein of fuschia Kenzington practically jumped into my arms.

The cowl has a clever construction that transforms it from a short scarf to a kerchief style cowl. It only uses one skein of yarn, making the finished piece very light with very little bulk around the back neck. I adore fringe and love the way it finishes this piece however, the cowl is equally as attractive without if that's not your thing!

This cowl is definitely an all-weather piece. It's effortless to wear and pairs equally well with a denim button-up or a summer tank.


Arika Cowl by Jane Richmond

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Happy Knitting!
 

12 comments:

  1. So gorgeous, that's an amazing cowl! I love the deep fringe.

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    1. Thanks Julie!! The deep fringe is one of my favourite things about this cowl :)

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  2. Fringe is so trendy right now. I love your take on it, and the fact that is a one skein project, perfect for these orphan skeins in my stash.

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  3. This colour is so lovely on you, Jane! Gorgeous pattern.

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  4. Perfect accessory to throw on with a simple outfit! And I love this rich color you chose!

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  5. I made 4 of these....1 for me and 3 for holiday gifts. just plain gorgeous, fun and easy to make!!!

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    1. That's so funny—I've knit 4 too!! I just blogged about my fourth yesterday, I made it out of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry. So glad you kept one for yourself.

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  6. I have tried this pattern 7 times now and I get stuck at Eyelet Ribbing row 1. At end of Set up Row I have 44 stitches and at end of row 1 on eyelet ribbing I have 54 stitches. When I return to this row after the purl row I have 2 left over stitches. This is my math, of 54 - 4 (start and end) = 50, the repeat consist of 4 stitches with 2 YO, divide 50 /4 = 12.5 repeats, what am I doing wrong, any help would be greatly appreciated. It's a beautiful design and I truly wish to finish it up. thank you.

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    1. I'm having the exact same problem. Any answers???? Help!

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    2. I just found out that the getting off stitches was due to missing a yarn over. Hope that helps anyone else with the same problem.

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    3. I'm so sorry for missing your message — last May I was in a serious mountain biking accident and I spent the rest of the year off of work recovering. I'm just now getting caught up and it's a tremendous job.

      I hope you were able to find the answers you were looking for, if not, let's look at your question a little closer:

      After the Set-Up Row you should have a stitch count of 44 stitches. This stitch count will not change from row to row, it should always remain the same. If you are finding you have more (or less) stitches after a particular row you will need to go back and rework the row.

      If you have 54 stitches after Row 1 of the eyelet ribbing you will need to go back and redo this row as something has been performed incorrectly (most likely within the repeat). The repeat consists of 5 stitches (not 4) as you are working 2 knit stitches, a slipped stitch, and a knit two together (the yarn overs do not count towards the multiple as they aren't existing stitches but brand new stitches). If you're finding that you have less (or more) than 3 stitches at the end of your row after completing the repeat you will need to go back and repeat the row.

      I highly recommend counting your stitches after every row to help keep you on track and identify exactly which rows you've gone astray.

      I hope this helps!

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