Heartsease Cowl by Christina Campbell

Heartsease Cowl

September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in slipped seeded stitch in the round (post-blocking)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 750 yards (366 - 686 m)
one size
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This pattern is part of the Project Peace 2018 e-book… all about seeds and peace. Available as a single pattern or as part of the e-book collection that will be completed by December 2019.

Seeds come in all shapes and sizes producing a diverse and expansive ecosystem. Similarly, in the world of knitting, there are multiple ways to achieve the look of “seed” stitch. Heartsease means peace of mind.

This project is a simple to knit cowl using a slipped stitch technique to achieve a seeded texture. In this simple to knit cowl, the seed stitch is achieved with a slipped stitch technique. This cowl is a great introduction to slipped stitch knitting yet for those with experience the simplicity of the stitch pattern provides an opportunity to practice mindful breathing. The pattern was designed with three shades to produce a fade however it would be equally elegant in a single color, striped, color blocked, or using a gradient. Enjoy this alternative approach to creating seed stitch.

246 yds (225 m) for color A, 246 yds (225 m) for color B, and 246 yds (225 m) for color C of DK weight yarn.

Sample shown in Hedgehog Fibres Alpaca DK (90% superwash merino,10% alpaca; 246 yds 225 m per 3.53 oz 100 g skein) color A: Taffy; color B: Teacup; color C: Urchin.

Note: Approximately 150 yds (60 g; 137 m) of color A, and approximately 125 yds (50 g; 115 m) of color B and 125 yds (50 g; 115 m) of color C were used.

US 6 (4 mm) 32 in (80 cm) circular needle or size needed to get gauge.

Note: This pattern has been professionally tech-edited.