Simple Yet Effective

December 12, 2009 at 12:10 am (Uncategorized)

I thought I would kick off the holiday season (I know, it’s the middle of December, whatever) with a free pattern. Sometimes really beautiful yarn just begs to be knit in a simple, no nonsense, way. I have been eyeing this skein of Handmaiden 4 ply cashmere for a while now, dyed in the ever stunning Nova Scotia colourway.

I would walk around the shop and every so often stop to admire it. Finally I decided to knit it up as a little treat, you just can’t beat cashmere around the neck. I devised this little number for a little texture but mostly to show of the lovely colour. I am already knitting up another one to combat this icy weather!


3.75mm 16″ circular needle

1 skein Handmaiden 4 ply cashmere

Download free patternĀ Simple Yet Effective


  1. I’m back! Sort of. « Ramble on Rosemary said,

    […] of the few projects I managed to finish while in Norway (though I started tons), was the Simple Yet Effective cowl in Handmaiden 4-ply cashmere, which I purchased while visiting my friend Meghan in London last […]

  2. Jo said,

    Thanks for the pattern – I just finished one of these for my daughter:

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