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As an additional bonus when you sign up you will receive a free copy of the “Spring Diamonds Cowl” knitting pattern.

I designed it exclusively for my wonderful newsletter subscribers as a little gift to say thanks! It uses 3 balls of DROPS Paris, a lovely aran weight cotton yarn which is great to work with, and also very affordable. It comes in a lovely range of colours too so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from to suit your own style!

The inspiration for the design came from the simple geometric shapes in a game I was playing with my children. I wanted to convey the idea of the diamond shapes using only the texture of the knit and purl stitches to make this pattern as accessible as possible. I love how changing light levels brings out a new dimension to this cowl: in bright sunlight the pattern is fairly subtle, but once inside the texture really comes alive and the diamonds begin to sparkle!

Using cotton yarn makes this an ideal transition piece: perfect for days which are still cool in the morning yet warmer once the sun comes out. The cotton will keep you cosy yet will breathe and not let you overheat.

This pattern uses a 12 row repeat, making it simple enough for beginners to tackle, whilst more experienced knitters will like the speed with which you can finish your cowl. An ideal accessory to make as a gift, or a quick treat for yourself, I hope you enjoy making it, whoever it’s for!

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