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Autumn Jewels

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Imagine an entire season’s worth of smart, stylish accessories created with just one ball of metallic yarn and requiring only one evening of knitting time!  Skip the trinkets and costume jewelry, this Autumn Jewel Cowl delivers five easy looks, adding a splash of sparkle and pizazz to your outfits with a simple changeable piece (you may even come up with a few more creative ideas).  Not only is it a soft and cosy lightweight fashion accessory, it makes a wonderful gift item, so don’t let time stand still, wow your friends with the versatility of this magical cowl.


Jewel Metallic by Diamond Select

Jewel Metallic by Diamond Select

Look for Jewel Metallic in shops now, it is an exciting new ladder yarn available in ten dazzling colour choices- oceans eleven, brown/gold, magenta/gold, jade/yellow, silver sky, rust/gold, red/lilac, silver dusk, green/gold and fire burst. 


Infinity Loop

Infinity Loop

Leave your jewelry at home. 

This long loop is as elegant as a strand of baubles

and far more flexible.   

Its all you need to brighten up a basic black outfit.


Double Cowl

Double Cowl

Twist the long loop twice around your neck. 

 This is a great filler for open necklines on dresses and coats. 


Rosette Choker

Rosette Choker

This season’s luxe accessory, slip the long loop over

your neck and roll the end into a loose knot. 

Viola!  Instant glamour!

You have a rosette to wear off to the side or front and centre.




Does your office attire need a little sprucing up? 

Transform the long loop into a stylish necktie

to wear with a blouse and jacket.

Just slip the long loop through a shawl ring and

slide it up to the desired height.


Side Scarf

Side Scarf

 For a Parisian look, reposition the necktie off to the side

and slide the shawl ring up for a closer fit.   


NOTE:  The trick to knitting this cowl, is to cast on and cast off very loosely.

If you are a tight knitter, use a larger needle for the cast on and cast off rows.

Finished Size:  91.5 cm/36 in circumference by 10 cm/4 in height (slightly stretched)

Yarn:  50 g ball Jewel Metallic by Diamond Select in Col. 4 (shown above)

Needles:  6.00 mm- 80 cm circular

Tension:  12 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm/4 in over st st

Cast on 105 sts loosely.  Join in round, place a marker on needle between first and last st.

Work in Pattern as follows-

P 6 rounds

K 6 rounds

Rep these 12 rounds twice more for a total of 36 rounds

P 5 rounds

Cast off purlways loosely.

Sew in ends.

Design by:  Michele Meadows