Bleeding Hearts Cowl
Comfort working in the round and knowledge of basic increases and decreasess.
Yarn: 1 (1, 2) skein Malabrigo Yarns, Worsted, 210 yd/ 192 m per 100 g. Or approx. 154 yd (166 yd, 235 yd)/ 141 m (152 m, 215 m) of equivalent Aran weight yarn. Narrow sample knit in Ravelry Red.
Needles: US # 8/ 5 mm 24 (32, 40) inch circular needles or size to achieve gauge.
Other: Stitch markers, darning needle, pins for blocking.
Gauge: 14 stitches & 21 rows per 4 inches/ 10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.
Narrow: 26 inch circumference by 9 inches deep (66 cm x 23 cm).
Medium: 40 inch circumference by 7 inches deep (100 cm x 18 cm).
Wide: 58 inch circumference by 7.5 inches deep (147 cm x 19 cm).
Growing up my favorite flowers in our garden were bleeding hearts and over the years their delicate stems and elegant dancing blooms became synonymous with Spring. The Bleeding Hearts Cowl brings the promise of Spring as it keeps away Winter’s chill.
Both Bleeding Hearts Hat and Cowl place an organic and rhythmic lace stitch pattern over reverse stockinette stitch with subtly different effects. The smaller stitch pattern of the hat produces a slightly ribbed fabric which stretches to mould itself to your head. This makes each size versatile for a wide array of head sizes and hair types. With the cowl’s larger motif and wider reverse stockinette stitch the bleeding hearts float over rich purled texture for a warm and cozy cowl. Each pattern comes with instructions for three sizes and pointers for customizing the fit.