Change of Heart by Justyna Lorkowska

Change of Heart

July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch worked flat
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
one size (easily adjustable)
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This pattern is available for free.

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“A fickle heart is the only constant in this world”
? Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Change of Heart is a cowl which changes directions and switches up stitch patterns faster than you can say, “Baby, it’s cold outside!” Fickle in that each row, despite having a modest stitch count, comprises four different sections. Yet constant because it’s worked long ways, the staggered but frequent pattern repeats establishing a sense of rhythm as they become increasingly familiar. Each row is relatively short and to the point so you can zip back and forth for as long as you like, then join the finished ends together to form a continuous loop.
The distinct columns vary in width and complexity, yet all play nice and get along swimmingly. Narrow I-cord edging gives way to a swath of garter stitch which is interrupted by a basic rope cable then finished off with a bit of lace.
This veritable stitch sampler is worked up in fingering weight wool and is blocked somewhat aggressively in order to show off your handiwork to its best advantage. At the specified length you have the option of wearing it long or wrapping it twice – it depends on the weather and your mood. Either way this cowl achieves a beautiful balance of delicate detail and fashionable function.

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