“Winterberry Frost Cowl by Barbara Ammerman”
Winterberry Frost Cowl is the newest pattern in the Classic Winter Collection, which can be found on our website,

Worked flat, this cowl starts with a Channel Island cast on and ends with a picot bind off. Each buttonhole is created by a yarn over paired with a decrease and is worked into the pattern in one piece. This delightfully textured cowl features crocheted bobbles, columns of cables, and a large central lace and cable motif reminiscent of my favorite winter decorations: winterberries, popcorn garlands, and pinecones. All throughout, a garter stitch edging is maintained. This pattern is easily customized for length (just addsubtract repeats) or turned into a flat scarf (simply knit where the yarn overdecrease pairs show up for the buttonholes) or infinity scarf (sew the short ends together or place buttons between the END BAND bobbles instead of on the long side) even substitute your favorite cast onbind off edgings or insert beads instead of making bobbles! Have fun making this project a special winter memory.

Included with pattern:

- Winterberry Frost Cowl
- BONUS progress tracker
- Walk-through instructions for Channel Island cast on, picot bind off, and crochet bobbles

Techniques to enjoy:

- Channel Island cast on
- Right and left leaning cables
- Crochet bobbles
- Twisted stitches and twisted stitch cables
- Eyelet buttonholes
- Garter stitch
- Make 1 rightleft increases
- Multi-stitch decreases
- Picot bind off (using knitted cast on technique)
-Sew on those special buttons youve been saving!


- Solid or tonal yarns work best to show off the stitch details

BeginnerIntermediate knitters will enjoy the challenge of expanding their skill set.

Experienced knitters will find interest in learning the Chanel Island cast on and working crochet bobbles.

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The motifs in this pattern, and those that inspired them, can be found in the Japanese Knit Stitch Bible. There you will find Hitomi Shidas breathtaking collection of 260 stitches. Elements from stitch patterns 86, 129, and 229 were instrumental in creating this design.

Photos by Barbara Ammerman.