The Design Concept Of The Fauna Cowl Knitting Pattern: Elegant, Classic Lace & An Ode To Shetland Lace Knitting
When designing The Fauna Cowl, I had in mind to incorporate classic Shetland lace knitting, with pretty lace details throughout. The Fauna Cowl is an ode to classic Shetland lace knitting, and includes classic stitches for this. The body of the cowl features beautiful, gentle waves that flow up into lacy peeks, and the top and bottom edges of the cowl have a large scalloped edge. cozy and elegant, this knitting pattern is super easy to follow and is suitable for advanced-beginner knitters. The knitting pattern equips you with highly-detailed written instructions, a schematic with measurements, links to numerous photo and video tutorial content, a stitch glossary, and more! The only stitches required are only simple knit stitches, so it's really a breeze to work through, making it a fun and easy knitting project!
We produced a short film about the design process for The Fauna Cowl that we posted to our YouTube channel recently that you can watch here. In that video, I show a lot of behind-the-scenes footage from my design experience for this cowl. Additionally, you can watch the official commercial for The Fauna Cowl in the video above or on our YouTube channel here.
More Knit Details of The Fauna Cowl Knitting Pattern: Design, Structure, and More
The Fauna Cowl is seamlessly knitted on circular knitting needles, bottom-up and features only simple knit stitches and techniques. If you're relatively new to knitting, you can totally tackle this knitting pattern, since it also includes links to numerous photo and video support for reference. There is a pattern sequence repeat that is super easy, making The Fauna Cowl a perfect on-the-go knitting project or a perfect project to cozy up and knit while Netflixing!
And have you heard about our Learn page yet? It's an extensive free resource filled to the brim with information on stitches, reading knitting patterns, terms, schematics, and also filled with loads of photos and video tutorials for many stitches that are required by Darling Jadore patterns -- and all the stitches and techniques required by The Fauna Cowl knitting pattern! There, you can learn how to cast on on circular knitting needles, how to join in the round on circular knitting needles, and how to make simple knit increases and decreases for this pattern. No need to spend your hard-earned money on a book just to learn how to knit and helpful tips and tricks. Plus, who even has time to flip through a book?! We designed this digital resource to be user-friendly with a menu that you can click on and it will immediately direct you to the location you want to go in under one second. Want to learn how to Kfb? Click on "kfb" and at lightning speed, you're presented with photos, a video tutorial, and accompanying text to learn. We've also included other information like how to read a knitting pattern, common abbreviations, information on blocking, Sierra's top picks for starting a knitting tool kit, information on Continental-style knitting and more. The best part? We're continually updating and growing the content. And if you're wondering, yes we'll be launching a crochet "Learn" page soon too!
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Materials Required To Follow The Fauna Cowl Knitting Pattern
In order to follow The Fauna Cowl knitting pattern, you will need U.S. Size 9 (5.5 mm) 29" circular knitting needles, approximately 233 yards of medium/worsted-weight (category 4) yarn (similar here, here, and here), and scissors.
Other notions that are recommended but not required for this knitting pattern include a stitch marker (to mark the end of each round you knit), a tapestry needle (to weave in any loose ends), and a row counter. As with all Darling Jadore patterns, all the specific materials (brands, etc) are located within the knitting pattern file so you can make the exact Fauna Cowl photographed.
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Accessing The Fauna Cowl Knitting Pattern (And All Darling Jadore Knit and Crochet Patterns): Retrieval, Downloading, Etc
All Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns are digital downloads that are emailed immediately after payment is processed, so make sure you enter in your correct email address at checkout. Unlike some knitwear designers, all Darling Jadore pattern links never expire, meaning you can download it at any time, and it will always be available to you. Additionally, all Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns are "live", meaning that they are constantly being updated. Therefore, if any knit or crochet pattern you've purchased is updated (e.g., instructions changed, videos added, etc), you are sent an email notification and all you need to do is simply re-download your file for the updated version. We at Darling Jadore are passionate about providing the highest quality knitting patterns and crochet patterns and videos to our customers, and to us, that means always updating versions of our patterns to make them the highest possible quality when possible. Most of our knit and crochet patterns are 5+ pages long, include numerous instructional photos and schematics with specific measurements, as well as easy-to-read (i.e., "Plain English") instructions in addition to classic knit or crochet instructions. All Darling Jadore patterns are ad-free, and printer-friendly.
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Who Can Knit The Fauna Cowl? What's The Skill Level Of This Knitting Pattern
I designed The Fauna Cowl knitting pattern to be suitable for beginner to advanced-beginner knitters, and to incorporate only simple knit stitches and techniques. The cowl is knitted seamlessly in the round, so you'll need to know how to utilize circular knitting needles. You can learn all abut circular knitting needles (including casting off, joining in the round, etc) on our Learn page here. The gorgeous lacework throughout the body of the cowl might look complicated at first glance, but it actually consists of only super simple techniques. And the knitting pattern provides links to so many photo and video tutorials to help guide you every step of the way.
And don't forget about the Darling Jadore Learn page either. It's an extensive free resource filled to the brim with information on stitches, reading knitting patterns, terms, schematics, and also filled with loads of photos and video tutorials for many stitches that are required by Darling Jadore patterns -- and all the stitches and techniques required by The Fauna Beanie knitting pattern!
Reselling From Darling Jadore Knitting Patterns: Can I Sell My Finished Fauna Cowl?
Yes, of course! All finished items made from Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns may be sold, so long as clear credit has been given to Darling Jadore™ on your website and/or social media account (if shown and sold there). I love when customers tell me they buy our knit and crochet patterns for "market prep", meaning that they will make a lot of the items in bulk and eventually sell them in fall and winter markets and festivals , or in their Etsy shop, etc. I love seeing your finished knitted and crocheted items, but kindly ask that you give crochet pattern design credit to Darling Jadore. If you're interested in stocking up your Etsy shop or doing market prep, you might want to check out these fan-favorite patterns: The Cappuccino Mitts, The Avalon Hat, and The Haze Scarf.
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