Free pattern Friday: Ottavio September 25, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas


Ottavio by Corrina Ferguson was posted to Ravelry this month and has been holding its own among the top ten most popular patterns on the site. And it’s easy to see why. This is ‘immediate-gratification’ knitting at its best – a simple pattern, a bulky, quick-knitting yarn, and an eye-catching palette all combine to create a high-impact, highly wearable accessory.  The cowl is worked flat with an easy to follow chevron pattern that adds interest and texture.  It can be worn long or looped once as a cozy neck warmer. Only charted instructions are provided for the chevron pattern but, as the designer notes, this provides a great opportunity to learn how to use charts if you haven’t done so before…

Just 2 skeins of your favourite bulky yarn required!

Here are some yarn options we think would be perfect:

Cascade 128:  For cozy washability (100% superwash merino).
Misti Alpaca Chunky: For extra soft luxury (100% baby alpaca)
Rowan Cocoon: For casual sophistication (80% merino, 20% mohair)
Rowan Brushed Fleece: For lightweight warmth (65% wool, 30% alpaca, 5% polyamide)


–  Melissa