Soulful Transformation Cowl by Samantha Main

Soulful Transformation Cowl

Knitting
August 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round before blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
317 - 339 yards (290 - 310 m)
One Size - 52cm Circumference x 28cm High
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In our garden we have a huge buddleia. Buddleia are meant to be shrubs. But ours is allowed to stretch its branches to the sky and so it’s quite the attraction for butterflies. In particular, peacock butterflies.

Butterflies are regarded as a symbol of transformation, and this year has certainly felt like a transformative year! Whilst the pandemic has transformed the globe around us, I also felt a significant transformation inside me. In my soul. So this year, as my son and I watched the butterflies enjoy the buddleia this year, I couldn’t not create this design.

In the Soulful Transformation Cowl I have created a large peacock butterfly design, bordered with pointed stems of buddleia flowers, and arrows. These three patterns are brought together in this cowl, designed to show off the beauty of hand dyed yarns.

Materials:
~ 1 x skein of Pure Sock DK in colour Gabyte from Hippie Fibres (100% Superwash Merino Wool/ 100g / 230m) - Main Colour uses approximately 95g
~ 1 x skein of Washford in colour Natural by Fated Yarns (100% Superwash Merino Wool/ 100g/ 225m) —Contrast Colour uses approximately 35g
~ 3.50mm 60cm Circular Knitting Needle
~ Darning Needle & Scissors

Difficulty: Beginner

Skills Used:
~ Knit & Purl
~ Stranded Colourwork
~ Knitting in the round

Size:
52cm circumference x 28cm high

Pattern Construction:
The cowl is worked from the bottom up and in the round. Instructions are written but the colourwork motifs are charted only.