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The inspiration for my knitting patterns often comes from nature. I love little knitting projects, and try my hardest to be realistic with my plant and animal designs.

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Leafy Child's Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Leafy Child's Cowl
Leafy Child's Cowl
Leafy Child's Cowl
Leafy Child's Cowl
Leafy Child's Cowl
Leafy Child's Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting

Pattern Description:

This children's cowl is knitted in one-piece, using both circular (for the neck piece) and two needles for the leaves. I used Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran, but other Aran (10ply) wools would work well. It takes approximately 125g of wool. The neck section has a simple cable stitch.

The cowl pulls on very easily, and is very cosy. I think most children would love it, and you could posh it up by sewing a bead on the tip of each leaf. I was inspired by the beautiful flower fairy books of Cicely Mary Barker.

I am working on an adult version, which will appear soon.


21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches


  • 4.5 mm circular needle
  • pair of 3.5 mm needles
  • small cable needle
  • Aran wool (10ply) 125g

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran



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