After looking and petting my purdy raspberry yarn that I finished spinning, I decided it was so soft it was worthy of sitting on my neck. I'm not a huge scarf fan, so a cowl of sorts is what I was aiming for. I knit and frogged several patterns but none of them worked with the yarn. So of course, I had to knit my own thing. Shocking huh? Behold the Raspberry Cowl.
The pattern was simple and it's a great stash buster for that soft hand spun you have in your stash but don't quite know what to do with it. I started with 8 oz. Store bought yarn in a bulky weight would work well too.
I'm working on putting the pattern in a PDF with a link on the side bar. If anybody wants me to email them the PDF just let me know in the comments.
-approximately 300 yards of bulky yarn (I used hand spun)
-US size 11 (-- mm) 24” circular needle
Using US size 11 24” circular needle cast on 150 stitches with long tail cast on method
Join in the round and place marker
Rows 1-2 Purl
Rows 3-10 Knit
Rows 11-13 Purl
Rows 14-23 Knit
Rows 24-26 Purl
Rows 27-35 Knit
Rows 36-37 Purl
Bind off loosely
Weave in ends