Be Mine Cowl - Exclusive Valentine's Day pattern

Measures approx. 118cm around, and height as preferred.
Pattern repeat is 24sts, so cast on multiples of 24 more/less to adjust the size of the cowl.

Adorn Silky Merino 4ply (held single)
Uses 3mm 100cm circular needle
14 pattern repeats
Cast on 336sts

Alpaca Superfine
Uses 3.5mm 100cm circular needle
13 pattern repeats
Cast on 312sts

Adorn Silky Merino DK
Uses 4mm 100cm circular needle
11 pattern repeats
Cast on 264sts

Adorn Silky Merino 4ply (held double)
Uses 4.5mm 100cm circular needle
10 pattern repeats
Cast on 240sts


Lower Edging
Cast on the number of sts for your yarn (listed above), then join in the round being very careful not to twist the cast-on edge. Place a marker to indicate the start of the round.

Round 1: Purl
Round 2: Knit
Repeat last 2 rounds 3 times, for 4 garter ridges in total.

Round 9: Knit

Heart Pattern (use written instructions below or follow chart)
Round 1:
k12, [p1, k23] to last 12sts, p1, k11
Round 2: k11, [p3, k21] to last 13sts, p3, k10
Round 3: k10, [p5, k19] to last 14sts, p5, k9
Round 4: k9, [p7, k17] to last 15sts, p7, k8
Round 5: k8, [p9, k15] to last 16sts, p9, k7
Round 6: k7, [p11, k13] to last 17sts, p11, k6
Round 7: k6, [p13, k11] to last 18sts, p13, k5
Round 8: As Round 7
Round 9: k5, [p15, k9] to last 19sts, p15, k4
Round 10: As Round 9
Round 11: k4, [p17, k7] to last 20sts, p17, k3
Round 12: As Round 11
Round 13: k3, [p19, k5] to last 21sts, p19, k2
Round 14: As Round 13
Round 15: As Round 13
Round 16: As Round 13
Round 17: As Round 13
Round 18: As Round 13
Round 19: k3, [p9, k1, p9, k5] to last 21sts, p9, k1, p9, k2
Round 20: k4, [p8, k1, p8, k7] to last 20sts, p8, k1, p8, k3
Round 21: k4, [p7, k3, p7, k7] to last 20sts, p7, k3, p7, k3
Round 22: k5, [p6, k3, p6, k9] to last 19sts, p6, k3, p6, k4
Round 23: k5, [p5, k5, p5, k9] to last 19sts, p5, k5, p5, k4
Round 24: k6, [p3, k7, p3, k11] to last 17sts, p3, k7, p3, k5
Round 25: (Partial round) Remove stitchmarker, k12 and replace stitchmarker for a new start of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 to 25 until cowl is desired depth, or until there is about half a ball of yarn remaining for the top edging. Omit Round 25 on final repeat.

Top Edging
Rounds 1&2:

Round 3: Purl
Round 4: Knit
Repeat last 2 rounds twice, for 3 garter ridges in total.

Cast off purlwise, ensuring not to pull cast-off edge too tightly. Knit up one stitch in first cast-off stitch, cast this off and finish off yarn. This extra step joins the cast-off in the round and prevents a gap forming in the cast-off edge.

Sew in ends as discreetly as possible as cowl is double-sided. Block cowl to flatten out the stitching, then wear with pride!