I am happy to announce the publication of my latest design set, Rain on the Cobblestones!
About the Design
Rain on the Cobblestones is a textured scarf and cowl set named after the glint and texture of rainy cobbled streets at night.
Cobblestones was designed to be reminiscent of knit tweed cabled sweaters. I love thick squishy knit cables that pop out from the surface of the fabric, so I did my best to create a similar effect in crochet.
The pattern is written using US terminology.
Rain on the Cobblestones was designed in Knit Picks City Tweed DK, a merino/alpaca/tweed blend. It’s squishy-soft and holds its shape well, making it ideal for showing off texture. The subtle alpaca halo and tweed flecks also compliment the texture and give the piece a classic feel.
Substituting? I recommend a yarn with loft and good stitch definition that doesn’t stretch too much when blocked.
Techniques and Difficulty Level:
Cobblestones is an intermediate pattern. It incorporates the following techniques:
- basic stitches (ch, sc, dc)
- back loop only stitches
- double back loop stitches
- crossed double crochet
Note: The double back loop stitches and crossed double crochet are explained in a detailed photo tutorial PDF that comes with the pattern.
The cowl is worked in the round and the scarf is worked lengthwise in rows.
What to expect in the pattern:
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Here is what you can expect to find in the pattern-specific designer notes:
- a summary of the construction
- how to treat turning chains
- where to place the first stitch of each row
- photo instructions for double back loop stitches
- photo instructions for crossed double crochet stitch
This pattern also comes with a separate PDF containing large-photo stitch tutorials for double back loop stitches and the crossed double crochet stitch.
To receive your launch discount, add both the Rain on the Cobblestones Scarf and Cowl to your Ravelry cart and use the coupon code “KTDblog” without quotation marks to enjoy both patterns for a total of $5.00. This code will expire at 23:59 PST on January 7, 2017. Thank you for following the Knot Theorist blog!
Here’s what Ravelry testers had to say about Rain on the Cobblestones:
“This gorgeous cowl works up quickly, yet appears complex. A perfect match for the tweedy yarn.” -Mamaloftin
“This is the second time I have tested for The Knot Theorist and I would love to test in the future. Each pattern was well written and provided a lovely finished project! I have kept these two projects for myself.” -MrsMcD918 of Simply Summer Street
“Working with Keilah on her pattern was such a pleasure. Not only was the pattern itself very lovely and something I’d like to make again, she’s awesome with her patience and attentiveness and genuinely wants you to enjoy the pattern. A++ for both the pattern and designer!” -hookhappy