Now we’ve reached the top three of my Top 10 Patterns, and I’m delighted that the Soft-Hearted Cowl is number three, as it was only released in March of this year as part of Gamer Crafting’s Operation: Social Justice campaign. I can’t wait for the weather to get cooler again so that I can wear the sample!


Another super-versatile 4 ply/fingering-weight pattern with three different size options, I’ve included the hand-drawn schematics below so you can see. Size 1 is a single-thickness cowl knitted with 2 x 50g of two contrasting colours. Size 2 is also a single-thickness cowl but is knitted with 2 x 100g of yarn, which is also the amount of yarn needed to knit the size 3 version, which is turned sideways so as to create a double-thickness cowl for a really cosy accessory.

Whichever version you make, each one starts with an i-cord, along which stitches are picked-up and knitted, so today’s blog post is a tutorial to help with that. You can have a read by clicking here.

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