Marian’s Riding Hood – a Long Sleeved Cowl

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So as many of you know my stitch of choice (ok, it might border on obsession) is Broomstick Lace. So, I am really excited to share this latest pattern with you; a long sleeved cowl.

The whole process of figuring out how to join the long sleeves together in the easiest possible way kept me awake at night, as I worked it over and over in my head.  Then, surprisingly after just a few attempts, I managed to get what was happening in my brain to transfer to the hook and yarn. (I think I may have actually done a bit of a happy dance)

Modern Red Riding's Hood - KatiDCreations

What do I love about this completed item? – I love how the over sized hooded cowl fully extends over the face, – I love that a portion of the cowl that extends down to the top 3rd of the torso and is so warm, – I love that it is light weight and is a perfect piece of outerwear to use in place of that bulky coat

This stunning project is worked using Cascade Alpaca Lana D’Oro which is so warm!  and is be perfect for those days when its kind of warm but still a cold breeze that would normally have you reaching for a jacket!

Modern Red Riding's Hood - KatiDCreations

The construction of this top it is worked in the round, which means that you don’t have any seams to sew together….which is so nice!  Also the way the armpit area is worked, allows for free range of movement without worrying about it being to tight.

Please don’t let the size of this project over whelm you!  It works up quicker than you may think, and you will be so happy when you finish it!

Ok so on with the Marian’s Riding Hood

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Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Traditional Medium

Stitches: US terms
CH – Chain
SLST – Slip Stitch
BLSC – Back Loop Single Crochet
BLSC2tog – Back Loop Single Crochet 2 Together

Materials:
4.5mm crochet hook
50us knitting needle
Cascade Alpaca Lana D’Oro – 1000yards

Gauge:
Working rows of BLSC
10 Rows = 2 inches
10 Stitches = 2 inches

Special Stitches:
Broomstick Lace – by KatiDCreations

Tutorials:
Broomstick Lace in a Round – by KatiDCreations
Joining Sleeves in Broomstick Lace – by KatiDCreations

Special Notes:
1. You will make 2 of the Cuff/Sleeve combinations; do not finish off until instructed to do so

2. I work the entire pattern in the Back Loop (with the exception of joining which is done in both loops). I do this because I love the little extra detail that it gives.

3. This pattern is easily adjustable to fist most any size. This pattern is worked in multiples of 4, so if you need to increase/decrease the cuff you do so by multiples of 4.  If you need to increase/decrease the front/back part (Shoulder R1), you will increase/decrease the number of CHs worked by 4.  You will then simply follow the directions as written, just remember that your total stitch count/sets of Broomstick lace will be different from what is written.

4. If you find that you are a loop short/over it is not necessary to rip out the row and start over. just make sure that your total number of SC stitches worked is correct.

5. I recommend trying on sleeves as you go. You may find that you need to increase/decrease the number of rows worked.

Pattern

Cuff:

R1. CH 37, SC in second CH from hook and around, with the front loops facing out – Join with SLST in first SC

R2. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around, Join with SLST in first SC (36)

R3-17: Repeat row 2

Sleeve:

R1. Pull up first loop, working in BL only pull up an additional 36 loops

R2. Take off 4 loops, CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops, and take off 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST first SC. (36SC, 9 Set of Loops)

R3. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around, Join in first SC

R4. Working in BL only, pull up 36 loops

R5. Take off 3 loops, CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 3 loops, and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join in first SC. (48SC, 12 Set of Loops)

R6. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around, Join in first SC

R7. Working in BL only, pull up 48 loops

R8. Take off 4 loops, CH1 and work 4SC in loops, take off 4 loops, and work 4SC in loops, take off 4 loops, and work 5SC in loops, *take off 4 loops, and work 4SC in loops, take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops, take off 4 loops, and work 5SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join in first SC (52SC, 12 Set of Loops)

R9. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around, Join in first SC

R10. Working in BL only, pull up 52 loops

R11. Take off 4 loops, CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join in first SC (52SC, 13 Set of Loops)

R12. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around, Join in first SC

Repeat rows 10 – 12 an additional 7 times – or until desired length is reached

Repeat rows 10 and 11 once more, for a total of 12 rows of Broomstick lace. Pull up loop, DO NOT FINISH OFF, Make second sleeve.

Decide which sleeve with be your right and which will be your left and mark accordingly.

Shoulder: Joining Sleeves Tutorial HERE

R1. With L sleeve, CH1, BLSC in next 20 stitches (this will be the armpit part of the sleeve left sleeve), CH76 (this will be the back of your Snood), pull up loop.  Drop loop and finish off R sleeve, starting at joining stitch, skip next 32 stitches. Pick up the loop from the L sleeve and work a BLSC in the next stitch of the R sleeve, BLSC in the remaining stitches 19 of the R sleeve, (this will be the armpit part of the R sleeve). CH68 (this will be the front of your Snood). Join with SLST in the very first BLSC work on the L sleeve on this row.

R2. CH1, with front of Snood facing and working in the back ridge of the CH, SC in the next 68 CHs, BLSC in the next 32 skipped stitches from row 1 of Shoulder, working in the back ridge, SC in the next 76 CHs, BLSC in the remaining 32 stitches of the L sleeve. Join with SLST in first SC

R3. Working in row 2 of Shoulder, pull up the BL only (208 loops) – you will not pull up any loops from the armpit part of the sleeves

R4. Taking off 4 loops, CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around (52 Broomstick) (17 front, 19 back, 8 around each sleeve)

R5. CH1, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 64 stitches, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC around to last 2 stitches, BLSC2tog, Join with SLST in first SC (204SC)

R6. Pull up 204 loops

R7. Take off 4 loops, CH1, and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST in first SC (51 Broomsticks)

R8. CH1, BLSC2tog, , BLSC in next 60, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC around to last 2 stitches, BLSC2tog, Join with SLST in first SC

R9. Pull up 200 loops

R10. Take off 4 loops, CH1, and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST in first SC (50 Broomsticks)

R11. CH1, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 56 stitches, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 72, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog

R12. Pull up 192 loops

R13. Take off 4 loops, CH1, and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST in first SC (48 Broomsticks)

R 14. CH1, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 52, BLAC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 68, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog, Join with SLST in first SC

R15. Pull up loops 184 loops

R16. Take off 4 loops, CH1, and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST in first SC ( 46 Broomsticks)

R17. CH1, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 48, BLSC 2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 64, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog, Join with SLST in first SC

R18. Pull up 176 loops

R19. Take off 4 loops, CH1, and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST in first SC (44 Broomsticks)

R20. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around

R21. Repeat rows 18 – 20 an additional 7 times

R22. Repeat rows 18-20 an additional 3 times, however when working row 19, spacing evenly only work 3SC in loops in 8 different sets of Broomstick Lace. This will help to reduce the finished circumference of the cowl.

R23. Repeat Rows 18 – 20 an additional 3 times

R24. Repeat row 20 an additional 2 times and finish off.

If you want your cowl shorter/longer simply increase or decrease the number of rows you complete.

Modern Red Riding's Hood - KatiDCreations

Original design and copyright of KatiDCreations May 2015, please do not re post any portion of this pattern or photos. If you would like to link back to the pattern you may use one photo.  Please fee free to sell, gift or donate any items made from this pattern.

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Peaks and Valleys Cowl

The idea for this stitch pattern honestly came to me as I stood at the store staring at this beautifully colored yarn from Red Heart with Wool, wondering what I could make with them to justify me buying it (as I already had a hand basket full of beautiful yarn).  Then it hit me!  I had been wanting to make myself a cowl and I had been wanting to try out the Cluster Drop stitch, so into the basket this beautiful yarn went.

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I am so happy with this cowl!  I love this yarn also, it is so soft and warm!  And it felt great in my hands as I worked with it!  I think a few more items shall be made with the bit of yarn I have left!

Peaks and Valleys – Cow

Stitches:
CH – Chain
SLST – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
BLSC – Back Loop Single Crochet

Size:
26 inches round x 6 inches tall

Special Stitches:
Cluster Stitch – Tutorial by Moogly Blog
Peaks and Valley Cluster Drop StitchCrab Stitch –Tutorials by Kim Guzman  and AG Handmades

Invisible Join – Tutorial by Lookatwhatimade – You will start your Next row In the Invisible Join as you would if you joined with a Slip Stitch

Joining Circle - Not in the Base ChainIf you have issues joining the Chain and it twisting you can check out THIS tutorial for an alternative way.

Special Notes:
I find that I have to reduce the size of my hook when I do the crab stitch or my stitching gets really loose.

Materials:
6.5mm hook (adult size)
4.5mm hook (for Crab Stitch)
Red Heart – Wool
Color A – Nickel –  <1 skein
Color B – Dhalia – <1 skein

Gauge:
With 6.0mm hook and SC stitch
2 inches – 6 stitches
2 inches – 6 rows

With 6.5mm, Color A CH85

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each stitch across. Join with SLST in first SC (make sure the row is not twisted)

Row 2: CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around. Join with SLST in first SC

Row 3: Repeat row 2. Change to Color B when joining in first SC, do not finish off Color A

Row 4: CH1, SC in same as joining, and in next 2 stitches, Cluster Drop Stitch, *SC in next 5 stitches, Cluster Drop Stitch*, repeat from *to* around, SC in last 2 stitches. Finish Off and Join with Invisible Joining
Peaks and Valley Cluster Drop Stitch
Peaks and Valley Cluster Drop StitchWith Color A
Row 5: Pull up a loop in same as joining and Repeat row 2

Row 6 – 7: Repeat row 2, do not finish off Color A

With Color B
Row 8: CH1, *Cluster Drop Stitch, SC in next 5 Stitches*, repeat from *to* around. Finish Off and Join with Invisible Joining (your last stitch will be ‘buried’ under the first loop you pulled up for the first Cluster)

With Color A
Row 9: Pull up a loop in same as joining and Repeat row 2

Row 10 – 11: Repeat row 2, do not finish off Color A

With Color B
Row 12: Repeat row 4

With Color A
Row 13: Pull up a loop in same as joining and Repeat row 2

Row 14 – 15: Repeat row 2, do not finish off Color A

With Color B
Row 16: Repeat row 8

With Color A
Row 17: Pull up a loop in same as joining and Repeat row 2

Row 18: Repeat row 2. Finish off Color A and Join with Invisible Join

With 4.5mm hook and Color B
Row 19: CH1, Crab Stitch. Finish off.

With 6.5 mm hook, Join with Color A in any stitch of the Base CH
CH1, BLSC around, Finish off and Join with Invisible Join

With 4.5mm hook, join with Color A in any stitch
CH1, Crab Stitch around. Finish off

Peaks and Valley Cluster Drop Stitch

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Copyright KatiDCreations January 2015.  This is an original pattern, please do not repost any part of the pattern or photos, or claim pattern as your own.  You may use one photo and link back to the original post.  Feel free to gift, sell or donate any items made from this pattern.

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