Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart by Orange Smoothie

Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart

January 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in lace
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
200 yards (183 m)
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Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took,
And each doth good turns now unto the other:
When that mine eye is famish’d for a look,
Or heart in love with sighs himself doth smother…

Sonnet 47 ~William Shakespeare

Betwixt Mine Eye & Heart is a cowl for someone special ~ whenever they see or wear it, they’ll be reminded of your love and friendship.

Knit in the round with worsted weight yarn, the intertwined lace hearts make it a quick, yet interesting, knit.

You can adjust the length and width of this cowl by increasing or decreasing the number of repeats. Keep in mind that doing so will affect the amount of yarn you’ll use.

The pattern includes written instructions and a lace chart.


  • 200 yds (183 mm) worsted weight yarn
  • US size 8 (5 mm) 16”, 20” or 24” (406.4, 508, or 609.6 mm) circular or interchangeable needles
  • US size 10 (6 mm) 16”, 20” or 24” (406.4, 508, or 609.6 mm) circular or interchangeable needles
  • 8 stitch markers with one being distinctively different than the rest to mark the beginning of the round
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • Scale (optional) to weigh your yarn

Blocked size: 13.5” wide x 9.5” tall

Techniques Used
K - Knit
K2tog - Knit 2 sts together
K4tog - Knit 4 sts together
P - Purl
PSSO - Pass the slipped stitch over
Skp - Slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over
Sk2p - Slip 1 knitwise, k2tog, pass the slipped st over
S4k - (Slip 1 knitwise) 4 times, k4tog from the righthand needle by inserting the lefthand needle into the front of the 4 sts
YO - Yarn over
Long-tail or your preferred stretchy cast on
Standard bind off or your preferred stretchy bind off
Knitting in the round

About Sonnet 47: For those interested in the complete Sonnet 47 and it’s current paraphrasing, check it out here.

For CSI Fans: I was geeked about naming my cowl, Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart, because in an episode of CSI (Las Vegas), Grissom quoted Sonnet 47 in his love letter to Sara!

Adjustable size: The purple cowl is knit to pattern’s instructions. The gray cowl is knit with less than 150 yards of worsted weight yarn, has fewer stitches cast on, 2 fewer repeats per row, one extra row added for a taller cowl, and a super stretchy bind-off (because it’s not as wide).

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