I am back from my hiatus and publishing again! First up: Octetta!


This is a really versatile pattern that can be worked in a yarn weight of your choosing (lace, fingering, DK or worsted) and worn either with the ruffle at the top or at the bottom. It's one pattern you can use for eight different looks. Fall is a transition season, and you will find that you can pair this cowl with just a cardi or pullover just as well as you can with your favorite peacoat, trench or leather jacket. It's dressy enough to keep on inside the office at your workplace and is sure to draw lots of compliments. I chose my colorways inspired by the hues of autumn in New England, where I grew up. The vivid, clear-blue sky; the brilliant reds of the leaves; the yellow of corn ready for harvest; and of course, the muted green of grass ready to go to sleep in anticipation of the upcoming winter. You can brighten up a gray fall day by wearing one of these cozy cowls. The plush texture pattern will keep the chill away, and the ruffle will emphasize your girly side, whether you wear your cowl with the ruffle top or bottom. With this pattern offered in so many weights, fibers and colors, you'll never be at a loss for something fun to knit, whether or not the particular yarns I've chosen are available when you decide to start knitting this. Choose your yarn, find the appropriate version and treat yourself (or a lucky gift recipient) to a wonderful, new accessory.



Malabrigo Lace (470 yards/430 meters/50 grams; 100% Merino wool), 1 skein, or approximately 470 yards of the laceweight yarn of your choice. You will use much less than the full skein of Malabrigo Lace.
Needles: Size 2
Two 1-inch buttons


Frogtree Alpaca (215 yards/197 meters/50 grams; 100% alpaca), or approximately 215 yards of the fingering weight yarn of your choice
Needles: Size 4
Two 1-inch buttons


Skacel Kokon (50 g/175 meters/190 yards;35% Silk, 35% Cotton, 30% Microfiber) 2 skeins, or approximately 225 yards of the DK weight yarn of your choice.
Needles: Size 6
Two 1-inch buttons


Araucania Nature Wool (242 yards/221 meters/100 grams; 100% wool)1 skein, or 240 yards of the worsted weight yarn of your choice.
Needles: Size 8
Two 1-inch buttons

Pattern Price: $5.50

Thank you for purchasing my pattern. After your payment is processed, the pattern will be sent to you via email attachment within 24 hours, and most likely lots sooner. If for any reason you find an error (horrors!!) or have a question about it, please leave me a comment or hit the contact button up there on the right and I'll help.

If you're on Ravelry, you can get this even sooner by buying this pattern in my Ravelry shop. Just click the "Ravelry Designer" thingie up near the top right of this page and get the immediate .pdf download through Ravelry :)

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1 comment:

Taloutiha said...

Where are you? I just happened to stumble over your blog and started reading. And now I found out that you haven't blogged since 2012. Are you ok? I would love to read from you again.