Lovin Fierce by Pamela Kay

Lovin Fierce

February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in 2x1 ribbing stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
295 - 705 yards (270 - 645 m)
Single Loop and Double Loop (3 sizes each)
low vision format available
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2-2021 Version 2

  • Pattern has been reformatted. No changes were made to the actual pattern.
  • Separate Low Vision and Screen Reader accessible formats have been included.

LOVIN FIERCE is a single or double loop cowl knit flat from the top down, with the top and bottom ribbings knit in the round after the side is seamed. The body is knit with a two-row lace repeat pattern in a larger gauge creating different effects depending on how you decide to block your cowl!

This pattern allows for customization of the finished size and look of the design! The more aggressively you block it, the more the lace opens up. I find it difficult to decide which I like better! Additional sizes may be made by adding/subtracting cast on stitches in sets of 4. #SizeInclusive

Single loop (Double loop)
12 x 28 (12 x 56)
30 x 71 (30 x 142) cm

Blocked w/pins:
14 x 30 (14 x 60)
35.5 x 76 (33 x 152) cm

Aggressively blocked w/pins & wires:
15.5 x 30 (16 x 64)
39.5 x 76 (40 x 162) cm

Gauge: 27 sts & 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm using smaller needles, worked in the round in 2x1 ribbing stitch, unblocked and unstretched

Recommended Needles: US 6 / 4.0 mm and US 10 / 6.0 mm (or size needed for gauge). 16” circular needle for single loop cowl, and 40” circular needle for double loop cowl.

Notions: One stitch marker, 2 pairs of needle stoppers, scissors, tapestry needle, scrap yarn for provisional cast on and life line, blocking mat, & (optional) blocking wires & pins.

Single loop uses Madelinetosh DK Twist (Gosia & Viper), a DK weight, 4 ply yarn, 100% SW Merino Wool (250 yds / 229 meters, 100 grams).

Double loop uses Malabrigo Dos Tierras (Plomo), a DK weight, 4 ply yarn, 50% Merino Wool / 50% Baby Alpaca (210 yds / 193 meters, 100 grams).

Solids, tonals, and variegated yarn with short color changes are suggested. Other weight yarn may also be used, but you will need to allow for yardage and finished size differences.

Yardage: Single loop (Double loop)
One Color Cowl:
295 (630) yds / 270 (576) meters

Two Color Cowl:
CA (Body): 250 (605) yds / 230 (555) meters
CB (Ribbing): 42 (100) yds / 40 (95) meters
(Be sure to also allow for yardage changes if you adding or subtract the cast-on number of stitches.)

Knit & purl, yarn over, passing slipped stitches over, knitting flat and in the round, side seaming, provisional cast-on, and utilizing a life-line.

Low Vision Accessibility: This pattern is available in a low vision accessible format as a separate PDF with the pattern file name: LVA ALL CAPS. It is written in 24 point Arial font in all black text on a white background. All text is left-justified and has no italics. #LowVision

Screen Reader Compatibility: This pattern is also available in a screen reader compatible format as a separate PDF with the pattern file name: SRA ALL CAPS. It does not contain any parentheses, and it has been reviewed and tested to work with a screen reader.

See pictures of other Lovin Fierce Cowls and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram with the hashtag #LovinFierceCowl. Be sure to tag @ATouchOfHazel too!

~Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly love any deeper, a certain someone came into my life and transformed me into someone I had no idea I needed to be. I felt it immediately - a love so fierce it took my breath away!~

This pattern has been tech edited for clarity and corrections.