I've been designing again! I've gotten really into cowls recently, and ideas just keep popping into my head. It helps that the weather around here has become much colder recently, so I'm inspired to make warm things to wear :)
This is my Bias Stripe Cowl (ravelry pattern page link). It's a stripey cowl with a difference!
It's knit on the bias (hence the name!), which creates interesting and funky diagonal stripes. The rib-type pattern creates stripes perpendicular to these, so your neck and face are framed in diagonal stripes. It creates an interesting knit, and it looks so lovely peeking out from under a winter coat.
It's knit straight then joined together with a 3 needle bind off (instructions are included). Links are included with instructions on how to do a provisional cast on.
This pattern is an excellent stash-buster, taking about only 30 grams of each colour. And with that in mind, I wrote the pattern for 4 weights of yarn - fingering, DK/light worsted, aran and chunky.
Aran/Worsted Weight Version
DK/Light Worsted Weight Version
You can purchase this pattern on ravelry, or you can use this download link: and it costs £2 for the 5 page pdf.
I hope you like it as much as I do! :D