When I received this single skein of Rowan Softknit Cotton in a beautiful shade of Indigo Blue to review, I simply had no idea what to do with it. A single skein of just 115 yards isn’t much to work with until you are inspired.
My inspiration came from a friend who recently was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and asked me if I would knit a few hats for her as she was getting ready to under massive doses of chemotherapy.
After finishing three knitted hats in various weights of easy to care for yarns and I kept looking at this cheery little skein of yarn and decided it need to be a hat. To me cotton is soft, soothing and tender to the head, especially for those in need of warmth after loosing their hair.
Today I’m introducing you to a free pattern that is in honor of my friend who is getting ready to take a journey that will lead her down a Path of Recovery.
This project requires a single skein of Rowan Softknit Cotton, or any worsted weight to match gauge, a 16″ circular needle in a size US 6 (4.0mm), a set of DPNs, size US 6 (4.0mm) and a size G (4.0mm) crochet hook. The brim includes a simple crochet edging to add a touch of femininity and the eyelet ladder represents a stage of recovery, with the idea of placing a small ribbon for each stage or step along the journey a person is taking against their battle with cancer. This is a quick knit pattern for all levels of knitters.
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Rowan Softknit Cotton is perfect for any type of garments. During the creation of my design, I found it to be easy to knit with, it shows stitch definition well and after handwashing, it retained it’s shape without growing. This new line of cotton yarn is available in 14 vibrant colors, perfect for your summer knitting!
Here’s a few patterns to inspire you that use this wonderful cotton yarn from the Softknit Collection designed by Martin Storey: