My 3 Shades of Gray

My 3 Shades OF Gray Cowl in the works
My 3 Shades OF Gray Cowl in the works

So am I having you wondering what this is?

“My 3 Shades Of Gray”

It is a cowl!

Yes knit up all in white and black. I thought I’ll create something fun and fast. So you too can knit it up asap.

Material needed for this cowl is:

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3 Shades of gray around my neck 3 times. love it that close

2 skeins of Katia Air Lux about 600 meters in black

2 skeins of Katia Kiss about 500 meters in cream

1 Circular Needle size 4.5mm at a 60 to 80cm length



I am holding two strands of Katia AirLux together and using 4.5mm needle

Cast on 220 stitches.
This cowl will stretch a bit so if you like it shorter cast on 180 to 200 sts. I can wrap this cowl easily around my neck 3x

now knit in the round don’t worry if it is twisted!

**Knit one round ,
Purl one round,
Knit one round,
Purl one round…. and so on till you have 5 rib.
You want to end with a purl row.

Next row;   k1, 2 yarn overs, k1, 2 yarn overs, k1, 2 YO, K1, 2YO continue this way to end of row.**

Next row;   knit all stitches but drop all yarn overs (YO) down. That will give you the bigger stitch.

Next row;   start with one purl row and then follow pattern
reaped like ** these rows ** till you run out of yarn or have the desired width of cowl.
Cast off with a bigger size needle to make sure it is lose enough.

I used different yarn too. Some I held double and some I only used one strand. Play with your colours too. In the middle pattern I held one white and one black strand together.
my cowl has a total of 5 pattern reps.
Enjoy and yes if you see an error in this pattern write-up just send me a note.
Smiles and hugs and have fun


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Honeycomb Gloves And Cowl Set

IMG_0099 - Copy (3)Honeycomb Glove & Cowl Set

Came together rather quickly…Craft Show was coming up and we had all this sparkly fun yarn just arriving at the store.

Smile…The stores are all full of glitter for this winterseason so why not knit your own….and add some sparkle to this drab winter!!!

“Fingerless Gloves and Cowl”

Perfect…lets get rocking with designing and knitting…of I went.

With needle size 3.5mm and 6mm,  3 balls of Katia New York in purple colour #126 about 360 meters.

I have the pattern available now too.   Or if you like the yarn and pattern all in a kit contact me at The Yarn Store

and I can arrange to have it mailed to you

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2013-10-14 11.24.31 “Honeycomb Handschuhe & Shawl Set” hatte ich  ziemlich schnell zusammen stricken müssen…

Eine Handarbeits Messe stand vor der Tür und wir hatten dieses tolle Garn gerade in Gescheschäft wo ich arbeite bekommen.

Die Einkaufszentre bei uns  sind alle voll mit glitzerden Kleidungsstücke für diese Wintersaison.

 Also warum nicht!  

Los gehts mit stricken auch bei mir ist es glitzerlig in der Wolle…..

“Fingerlose Handschuhe und Shawl”

Mit Nadel Größe 3,5 mm und 6 mm, 3 Kneuel von Katia genannt “New York” in lila Farbe # 126 über 360 Meter und kein Muster…da ich das auch entwerfen durfte….oder sollte.  

 Das Muster ist nun auch bei mir beziehbar oder bei The Yarn Store in einem Kit mit Wolle und Muster. 

Tobago Cardigan

Another great project for Wendy’s store finished…..Love the colors and the cut.  As I am knitting this up I was not sure how this is going to look on someone.  But as usual sometimes one just has to finish the garment and ……. very lovely and ohhhh never mind about all the wonderful colors and yarns one could knit this in.

Wendy provided me with the yarn called Tobago by Katia very soft and a great combed cotton yarn to knit this top in.  Knitted up in needle size 6mm and also 5.5mm, so a relatively fast knit from side to side (horizontally) on the body.  The sleeves from cuff to shoulder knit. Yarn and Pattern is available at Unwind Yarn House to purchase via mail order as well.  Have fun knitting one for yourself in all the amazing colors available….The pattern is from the Magazine Katia # 61 Sport see

Wieder eine wuderschöne Jacke fuer Wendy’s Woll-Geschäft…..Die Farben sind wunderschön und der Schnitt.  Als ich da so am stricken war, fragte ich mich wie das jemanden stehen wird.  Doch manchmal muss man das einfach fertig stricken um zu sehen wie schön es heraus kommt und an einer Person liegt….Schön und die Farben.

Mit Wolle von Wendy’s Laden “Tobago” von Katia sehr weiche Gekämmt Baumwolle und Nadeln Nummer 6mm & 5.5mm war das schnell gestrickt.  Die Körper Teile wurden von Seite zu Seite (Horizontal) gestrickt und die Ärmel von Hand zu Schulter gestrickt.Dazu einen super Knopf und voila.  Die Wolle und Knopf sind erhältlich bei Unwind Yarn House.  Das Muster ist von dem Katia Magazine #61 Sport