Beauchamp Cowl

The Beauchamp Cowl is up for sale! And of course, I’ll be donating 50% of the purchase price of this pattern (and all my patterns) to MSF and the Canadian Red Cross for Haiti relief, through the end of January.

Beauchamp Cowl

This fast and fun cowl is snuggly, warm, and a great intro to stranded colourwork knitting to boot! Worked in either fingering weight or DK weight yarn, this is a great project to use up all those little bits of sock yarn or a special fibre.

19 inches / 48 cm around, 10 inches / 25.5 cm deep

158 yards / 143 m of main colour (MC). This is the background colour.
84 yds / 76 m of contrast colour (CC) 4 yards / 3.6 m of yarn is used for each CC stripe.
US 2.5 / 3 mm 16 inch circular needle

Gauge: 32 sts and 40 rnds = 4in square

Beauchamp Cowl - DK weight

DK WEIGHT VERSION (shown in Handmaiden 4ply Cashmere)
130 yards / 118 m of main colour (MC). This is the background colour.
65 yards / 59 m of contrast colour (CC)
US 6 / 4 mm 16 inch circular needle

Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rnds = 4in square

Beauchamp Cowl - fingering weight

3 page PDF file includes chart, photos, and instructions on working either a fingering weight or DK weight version of this cowl. This pattern would be great for a first stranded colourwork project!

Available through Ravelry, payment by Paypal (no account is required for either).

$5.00 CAD

Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.

actually, you know what?

Through January 31, 50% of the purchase price of ALL cosmicpluto knits! patterns will be donated toward the Haiti relief effort! I’ve decided that it’s just easier from a bookkeeping end (kidding).

Since there will be more money to donate, I’ve decided that half of the proceeds will go to MSF as planned, and half will go to the Canadian Red Cross. Thanks so much to everyone who has already helped.

And so this isn’t another photoless post, a bit of knitting – a new mitten. I started these last night after thinking about them for ages, changed my mind on yarn and pattern a few times, then finally hit on the right combo.

YIP: January 17

donate to MSF through cosmicpluto knits!

Until January 31, I’ve decided to donate 50% of the purchase price of several patterns to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). These patterns are:

Dipped Infinity Scarf

Attabi Wrap and Cowl (separately as well as the set)

Sagano Shawl


Flora and Fauna Trio

Help for Haiti is up on Ravelry as well – you can see patterns with proceeds pledged to relief by clicking here.

I hope you can help me help others.