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Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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Chroi Thine (Irish for 'hearts on fire')

from By Hand, With Heart
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chroi Thine (Irish for 'hearts on fire')
Chroi Thine (Irish for 'hearts on fire')
Chroi Thine (Irish for 'hearts on fire')
Chroi Thine (Irish for 'hearts on fire')
Chroi Thine (Irish for 'hearts on fire')
Chroi Thine (Irish for 'hearts on fire')

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • understand concept of cabling and increasing
  • i-cord

Pattern Description:

*Chroi Thine is Irish for "Hearts on Fire", just like this cowl! This is a fun cable knit that makes a GREAT accessory that warms your neck while it brightens your day.

Cabled heart patterning (charted and written directions), using a superwash worsted-weight merino that's been hand-dyed, comes alive in this cowl you can button up (on left with coconut-shell button) or leave loose, depending on the weather and your mood.

The design takes just 200 yds of worsted (sample used Blue Ridge Yarn's hand-dyed "Kaleidescope Worsted" in color 30: "Dragon's Breath")


4-1/2 sts x 6 rnds = 1" stockinette in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7-1/2" x 26" circumference (unbuttoned)


  • 200 yds worsted weight Merino superwash (sample used 1 skein of Blue Ridge Yarn's Kaleidescope Worsted "Dragon's Breath")
  • 1" button (sample used a coconut shell heart-shaped button
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends