Raspberry Bush cowl

Raspberry Bush

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In the garden of both my parents and grandparents, we had many raspberry bushes. When I was little, I enjoyed playing hide and seek in my grandparents’ garden, full of berries and vegetables. The climbing beans and peas growing on their poles were especially suited to the task! And I loved their curling tendrils.

Nothing says summer more to me than raspberries. Pink and velvety. The Raspberry Bush cowl is a play of lines like vines, and diamonds like leaves and berries. The cowl is worked with a summer silk blend, thick enough to knit up quickly and add some flair to your evening outfit in no time. But feel free to use a thinner yarn. The cowl will look equally good!

This pattern was originally published in Knotions Magazine: https://knotions.com/

For best effect, use a reasonably round yarn with some stitch definition. Yarn weights ranging from Fingering to Aran would be suitable. As for colorways, I would recommend solid, semi-solid, speckled, or gradient (single skein or gradient set) yarns.

Do you like the Raspberry Bush cowl? You might like those patterns too: The Hêtraz cowl, and the Aventurijn cowl. For endless fun with fun leafy lace! Check them out!

Louisa Harding Yarns Esquel (Aran; 60% Merino wool, 20% Llama, 20% Silk; 97 meters / 106 yards per 50 grams); 3 balls (one might not need the 3rd ball); sample uses 99.5 grams in color 008 Berry.
Or use: Ella Rae Rustic Aran (Aran; 75% Wool, 25% Silk; 190 meters / 208 yards per 100 grams); 2 skeins.
Or use: Cascade Yarns Friday Harbor (Worsted; 80% Merino wool, 20% Silk; 200 meters / 219 yards per 100 grams); 2 skeins.

4.5 mm (US size 7) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

17 stitches and 25 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked.
11 stitches and 25 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch Pattern B – Leaves & Berries, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Removable stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 5 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 86 cm / 33.75 inches, height (h): 40 cm / 15.75 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases. Stitch pattern requiring some attention. Lace patterning on odd rounds only. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked in the round. The stitch count remains constant throughout stitch Pattern B – Leaves & Berries. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided, as well as clear video tutorials for the stitches and techniques used.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.

Yarn ideas
Do you need ideas for alternative yarns? You could use:
A light Aran or Worsted yarn, or lighter.

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