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Hold Steady Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

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The inspiration for this cowl came to me while on a road trip to Chico, CA to see my husband's favorite band in concert, The Hold Steady. The cowl isn't really inspired by the band itself, but more by my love for color blocking, chevrons, and those awesome hand-knit afghans of the 60s and 70s. I had one of these on my bed as a kid and I will always remember wrapping up in its warmth on chilly days. My husband and I keep blankets similar to these in our cars because you never know when you are going to get chilly on a drive. On that particular trip, I glanced at the blanket out of the corner of my eye, and the idea for this cowl was born. The cozy chunky Toboggan yarn from Classic Elite Yarns is the perfect blend of softness and warmth making this one of my all-time favorite knits!

 Hold Steady Cowl

Classic Elite Toboggan Yarn Classic Elite Toboggan Yarn Classic Elite Toboggan Yarn

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Finished Measurements:
  • 25" Circumference x 12" tall
  • 11 sts & 9 rows 4" in chevron pattern

About the Designer

Designer - Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich lives in Reno, NV and works on the Customer Engagement team at Jimmy Beans Wool; her tasks include social media (Ravelry & Pinterest, yay!) and coordinating the blog, she co-writes the bi-monthly newsletters and designs knitting, sewing and crochet patterns among various other fun tasks. Outside of work, she is the designer behind Marinade Designs (, her own line of knitting patterns that she is hoping to expand in the coming year. When she's not knitting or sewing her own clothes, she is working in her garden, tending to her chickens, cooking up delicious food, doing yoga, or hiking and backpacking with her husband and their feisty little mutt Wallace. Feel free to check out all of Kristen's designs on Ravelry:

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We hope you enjoy this free knitting pattern. This free pattern and the associated photographs are only for personal non-commercial use and are not for resale.
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