Thornfield Cowl knitting pattern: Digital Download

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Thornfield Cowl knitting pattern: Digital Download

This product is for a digital download of the pattern only.

This pattern, part of the Thornfield Collection designed by Jane Burns, was inspired by Jane’s favourite novel, Jane Eyre and consists of a matching hat, mittens and a cowl. The pairing of the simple classic mesh lace with the elegant and elaborate cables and beads, symbolizing Jane’s transition from the Lowood to Thornfield. To buy all three patterns together go to the Thornfield Collection listing.


Your cowl your way! The Thornfield Cowl is designed so that you can choose just the look you want. Instructions are written for short (close fitting cowl), medium, and long luxurious cowl, which can be worn in so many ways. There is also a matching hat and mittens to complement this cowl.

Eden Cottage Yarns Askham (4ply; 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk; 200m / 218yds per 50g ball)
Shade: Air; 2 (3, 5) x 50g balls

Needles and Accessories
2.75mm (US2) circular needle, 80cm / 32 in for the short, close fitting cowl and 100cm / 40in for the medium and long cowl
0.6mm crochet hook (for beading)
One stitch marker
If you would like to mark each repeat you will need 7 (14, 21) stitch markers
Cable needle
Beads: Samples used 119 (238, 357) beads 6/0 Czech Seed Bead Matt Silverlined Rainbow – Grey
Please see page three for more details on beads

Short (Medium, Long)
Finished circumference:
65 (135, 200) cm / 26.25 (52.5, 78.5) in
Finished height: 23cm / 9in

32 sts x 40 rows to 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch on 2.75mm needles after blocking
38 sts x 56 rows to 10cm (4in) over ribbing on 2.75mm needles after blocking
28 sts x 12 rows to 9.5cm x 3cm (3.75 x 1.25 in) over pattern stitch on 2.75mm needles after blocking


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