The Colour Pop Cowl appeared in Issue 125 of Inside Crochet magazine and you can now download the pattern for free via Eden Cottage Yarns. Victoria and her team have also put together colour kits for this design. It may be too early to mention the “C” word – but this would make an ideal gift for crocheting friends and family. The motif cowl is constructed using the “join as you go” technique and is simple enough for a confident beginer to follow. I had great fun designing and making this and I’m thrilled that the pattern is now available from Eden Cottage yarns, who initially provided yarn support. Collaborating with yarn companies, developing a design or collection is one of the joys of my job. Admin, dealing with pattern sales, enquiries and promotion are less fun. But they are essential to the success of my brand. Many of my patterns for Inside Crochet are available by purchasing back copies or digital downloads of the magazine, others are avilable from Love Crafts and designs commissioned by yarn companies are available directly from their website.
If you’re looking for other accessory designs, you might like the Cavendish hat and mittens set – which made the cover of issue 84 of Inside Crochet Magazine.
This pattern is no longer free. It can be purchased via the link from Ravelry. It will make an appearance at some point during 2020 as my “Friday Free Pattern” – look out for that on my Instagram stories, Twitter or my Facebook Page.
This week I wanted to put the spotlight on an old favourite. As we move into Autumn, these simple wrist warmers can be very useful. They can easily be stuffed in a bag or a pocket. Let’s be honest, the buttons are the real heroes of this project. It may take a bit of time to sew them on, but they do add a stunning finishing touch to a project designed for beginners. You can use any 4 ply or fingering yarn (please take the time to check your tension as it can be so disappointing to find your wrist warmers are too tight or too baggy). Each mitten uses about 100m of yarn and you’ll need 14 buttons.
Last autumn, I made myself a new pair using the Fibre Co.’s gorgeous Cumbria Fingering. It’s no secret, the Fibre Co. continue to produce some of my favourite yarns. I love the quality and the continuing commitment to natural fibres. This yarn is a blend of wool and mohair and is very robust, while still soft and comfortable next to the skin.