Chroi Thine (Irish for "hearts on fire")

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Chroi Thine (Irish for "hearts on fire") Pattern


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Knitting: Chroi Thine (Irish for 'hearts on fire')
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

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

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on

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 yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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