11th Nov 2008

The Kathleen Cowl

I finished up the Kathleen Cowl yesterday and was able to take some photos of it today:

Kathleen Cowl

Kathleen Cowl

Kathleen Cowl

The pattern is available for download here: Kathleen Cowl.

01.21.2009: Errata for the pattern is now available.

5 Responses to “The Kathleen Cowl”

  1. Debbie Says:

    Hi - love this design and thanks for making it available for free. I was wondering about the name, since I have a daughter Kathleen!

  2. jen Says:

    Hi Debbie…

    Thanks for your kind words regarding the design; I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it.

    The cowl was made for my daughter, Kathleen; in fact, she’s modeling it in the photos.

  3. Debbie Says:

    Jen - well, that makes it all the more special to me. And, to further endear me to your pattern, I have twin sons, so the twin leaf lace is so appropriate. Just finished my first cowl and plan several more for Christmas gifts next year, especially for family who will get a kick out of the name and the lace. My Kathleen is 8 and hates turtlenecks and wool, so no cowl for her, but she loves the name!
    I have another comment, about the pattern. It says to repeat rows 1-12 “twice more”, implying three full repeats, and then rows 1-11, before binding off — yet I only see three repeats in the photo. Did you make yours shorter than called for?

  4. jen Says:

    Thanks for the heads up on my error! No, I didn’t make it shorter…I wrote the pattern incorrectly. (Can I use the excuse that this is my very first pattern?)

    I’ve just posted Errata for the pattern:


    The change has been made in the pattern PDF and I posted a note on its Ravelry page. Oh, and a link to the correction was added to this entry. I think that covers it…or did I miss anything?

    Thank you so much letting me know!

  5. Debbie Says:

    Excellent — that means I can cast off, instead of having to do another repeat! Yay!
    If it makes you feel any better, yours is not the first mistake I’ve found, nor is it anywhere near the most egregious– it would just make for a taller cowl, but the basics are correct. I found a mistake in Clara Parkes’ Chunky Winter Set which affected the thumb gusset, and another Ravelry mitt pattern was so chock-full of errors (including no mention of when to knit the cable stitches being held to the back!), that I had to rewrite the pattern before I could finish the first mitt! And wow, this was your first pattern? Impressive!

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