Linen Chevron Cowl Pattern Now In French!

Hello everyone!

After breaking my ankle exactly two weeks ago, here is an update. A few days after the injury and after the ER, I went to the orthopedic surgeon but nothing could be done because my foot was too swollen.

swollen broken ankle

As a result, I had to sit around with a broken ankle for eight days until the swelling went down.

On the ninth day, I went into surgery. It was an outpatient procedure that was supposed to take 1.5 hours. I went in and the first thing they did was give me a regional block in an attempt to numb the leg. At the time, I had no idea what to expect from the block procedure. As it turned out, the anesthesiologist stuck a needle into the back of the leg, and used an ultrasound to find where to inject the numbing solution. Well after what seemed like several minutes, the procedure was complete and a complete failure. For some reason they couldn’t find what they were looking for to numb the leg.

I was then transported to the operating room. While they were prepping me onto  the operating table, the last thing I remember was a brief conversation with the crew about Downton Abbey. LOL! Now that I’m thinking back on it, it’s pretty funny–our choice of topic, that is.

Shortly after, there was the “gas.” I will never forget the smell…

I woke up in the recovery room plagued with nausea and found out that my surgery had gone over by two hours! What was supposed to take 1.5 hours took 3.5 hours. They had trouble setting my bones back into place. In addition, the gas anesthesia that they gave me made me immensely ill. In response to this, the nurse gave me “anti-nausea” medicine that knocked me out for the rest of the day. To be honest, I don’t think it was anti-nausea medicine. I think it was a tranquilizer. As the nurse put it, “I think she’s comatose.”

The days after the surgery were extremely rough. I have to say that the day after was the worst! The pain was definitely on a level that I had never experienced before. And on top of it all, I had the lingering smell of the gas anesthesia on my breath which made me sick for several days after surgery. There is nothing worst than the smell of what can be described as a “strong plastic odor” every time you take a breath out.

It hasn’t been a full week after surgery and find myself easing off of the pain medication. This too makes me queasy. As you can tell, I am extremely sensitive to medications.

Anyway, I promise I am going to wrap up this horror story. So I am currently wrapped up in another splint and I have to sit around for one more week until my post-op check up.

broken ankle phase 2

Now, on to knitting! A while back, a fellow blogger contacted me about translating one of my patterns to her native tongue, French. Of course, I agreed. I am in no shape to translate my pattern to  French, at least not well. My knowledge of the language is not, by any means, fluent, even though I did take French for two years in high school and two in college.

Linen Chevron Cowl

Emmanuelle was kind enough to translate the Linen Chevron Cowl to French and put it in a PDF format.

Linen Chevron Cowl (French)
PDF Download

Check out her gorgeous version of the cowl at: lemarquoirdelise.over-blog.com!

Chevron Linen Cowl by Emmanuelle B.

I truly enjoy sharing my work with the knitting community and enrich people’s lives one at a time through knitting. If there is an opportunity to share it with different people in different languages from different countries with different cultures, I will definitely take it!

If you would like to translate any of my patterns to another language and share it with your community, please let me know! For you loom knitters: if you are interested in converting my patterns for loom knitting, please contact me!

Please bear with me through this rough time as I slowly get my life back to normalcy. Thank you all for your kind words and your well wishes!

Happy knitting!

Linen Chevron Cowl

Hello everyone!

It has been a very crazy and busy month or so. I know, it has been a while since I last posted an article but it really has been hectic. Because of the time restraint, it has taken me months to complete this cowl and I have to admit that I am very pleased with the end result. The Linen Chevron Cowl was knitted using Shi Bui’s Linen yarn and it features a distinctive chevron design. Because the pattern is a little long, I’m going to keep this intro short and jump into the fun part…the pattern.

Linen Chevron Cowl - Purl Avenue

I absolutely love the chevron/seed stitch combination.

Linen Chevron Cowl - Purl Avenue

Materials

1 skein of Shibui Linen yarn

  • Color: Clay
  • 246 yds / 225 m per skein
  • 1.76 oz/50 g per skein
  • 100% linen

US 5 (3.75mm) 24″ circular needles
Stitch marker
Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge

26 sts=4″

Pattern

CO 170 sts. Place stitch marker and begin to knit in the round. Do not twist stitches. Note: always slip stitches purlwise unless otherwise noted.

(Seed Stitch)
Rd 1: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to end of round.

(Stockinette Stitch)
Rd 1-5: knit.

(Seed Stitch)
Rd 1: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 3: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.

(Stockinette Stitch)
Rd 1-5: knit.

(Chevron pattern)
Rd 1: *k2, sl 3 wyif; rep from * to end of round.
Rd2: k1, sl 3 wyif, *k2, sl 3 wyif; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Rd 3: *sl 3 wyif, k2; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 4: sl 2 wyif, k2, *sl 3 wyif, k2; rep from * to the last st, sl 1 wyif.
Rd 5: sl 1 wyif, *k2, sl 3 wyif; rep from * to the last 4 sts, k2, sl 2 wyif.
Rd 6: repeat Rd 1.
Rd 7: repeat Rd 5.
Rd 8: repeat Rd 4.
Rd 9: repeat Rd 3.
Rd 10: repeat Rd 2.
Rd 11: repeat Rd 1.
Rd 12-13: knit.
Rd 14: *k2, sl 3 wyif; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 15: sl 1 wyif, *k2, sl 3 wyif; rep from * to the last 4 sts, k2, sl 2 wyif.
Rd 16: sl 2 wyif, k2, *sl 3 wyif, k2; rep from * to the last st, sl 1 wyif.
Rd 17: *sl 3 wyif, k2; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 18: k1, sl 3 wyif, *k2, sl 3 wyif; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Rd 19: repeat Rd 14.
Rd 20: repeat Rd 18.
Rd 21: repeat Rd 17.
Rd 22: repeat Rd 16.
Rd 23: repeat Rd 15.
Rd 24: repeat Rd 14.

Main Body (Stockinette Stitch)
Rd 1-20: knit.

Repeat Chevron pattern.

(Stockinette Stitch)
Rd 1-5: knit.

(Seed Stitch)
Rd 1: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to end of round.

(Stockinette Stitch)
Rd 1-5: knit.

(Seed Stitch)
Rd 1: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 3: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.

Bind off and weave in loose ends. I highly recommend blocking for optimum results.

Linen Chevron Cowl - Purl Avenue

There you go. The Linen Chevron Cowl is complete and now you have a brand new linen cowl that’s perfect for summer!

UPDATE: Linen Chevron Cowl pattern is now in French.

PDF Download:

Linen Chevron Cowl (French)

 

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