Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Introducing: Jemma

I am happy to introduce you to Jemma!

Jemma was actually designed at about the same time as her "older sister cowl" Jonna.  As I said in my last post, I was thrilled that Quince & Co selected Jonna to be a part of their scarves, etc. collection.  But like a parent with two daughters, I knew that Jemma would, and should, have her own time to shine.  

Pattern: Jemma by Carolyn Kern
Yarn: Quince & Co Finch in the Egret colorway
     2 skeins (287 yd used for cowl as shown)

Similar to Jonna, Jemma is a tapered cowl, narrower on the top and wider on the bottom.  The shape is created by using three progressive needle sizes with no increasing or decreasing.  While Jonna uses a sport weight yarn and has a geometric textured lace pattern, Jemma is made using fingering weight yarn and smaller needles.  The lace pattern in Jemma is quite easy and creates a lovely feminine cowl that complements flannel and denim as well as lace.

My Jemma Cowl pattern is now available at my Ravelry pattern store.

With a little help from my friends:  Thanks to my model/stylist Ali.  She has most definitely helped me in creating a more beautiful and professional knitting pattern.  Thanks also to my good friend Catherine for her speedy and careful test knit.  As always, thanks to Mallory (my real life daughter) for her consistently helpful advice.  And thanks to you for reading!


  1. Another beautiful pattern! Congratulations Carolyn! LOL - another one goes on my list!

  2. So happy to see another design of yours out in the world. Congratulations!!

  3. I think this is the most beautiful item you have designed to date. Love it. I love the lace pattern and the drape. Very flattering.

    Thanks for taking the word recognition feature off. I was totally blocked even though I know I had the right letter several times.

    1. Thanks much for your flattering comments!
      Thanks much more for letting me know about your problems commenting! I had no idea there was word verification or that it could be problematic or that I could disable it. I learned a lot yesterday!