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Coffa Cowl

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Pay What Works 

In an effort to find a balance between financial accessibility and sustainable pricing, all of my patterns are offered on a “Pay What Works” scale. This allows for financial flexibility while still valuing and respecting the work and energy it took to publish this pattern. The price shown on Ravelry is the “true” value of the pattern that best reflects the time, investment, and creativity of this design. If needed, you can purchase the pattern at a more accessible price point by using one of the coupon codes below at checkout. The prices indicate the amount you will pay, not the discount amount. No coupon code is needed for the highest price point.

PWW1 - $6.00

PWW2 - $7.00

PWW3 - $8.00

NO CODE - $10.00


About the Pattern
Coffa is a Welsh word meaning commemoration, a reminder that the ones we love never really leave us. Every time you put on their favorite sweater or hear their go-to karaoke song, your loved one lives on. For crafters, holding on to these fond memories might include finishing your grandma’s quilt or using up your friend’s yarn stash in a blanket. For me, creating this stitch pattern was a way to bring a bit of comfort to a friend who lost her niece to cancer.


Shortly before she passed, Melissa had just learned to knit and was ready to take on a larger project. She bought some nice yarn with a plan to knit a hat and scarf. Sadly, she was unable to start the project, and her aunt didn’t want the yarn to go to waste. The collection of Coffa patterns is a tribute to Melissa and the creativity she wanted to share with the world.


The combination of 1x1 twisted rib and the flowing diamond cable pattern make a warm fabric while still allowing the cowl to stretch. It may seem daunting to twist every stitch, but you’ll find that working through the back loop becomes rhythmic and meditative. While you may have lost a loved one, knitting this cowl will be a reminder that your lives are forever entwined.


You will need approximately 216 (324) yds 198 (296) m / 60 (90) g of a DK weight yarn.
The sample was knit in size S with:
Less Traveled Yarn Arcadia DK Definition Collection, 180 yds (165 m) / 50 g in Merlot.


US 6 (4 mm) needles for knitting in the round.


28 sts x 29 rounds = 4 in (10 cm) in twisted 1x1 rib stitch.


Written in two sizes: S (L)
Finished circumferences are 20 (40) in 51 (102) cm with a height of 6.5 in (17 cm).


-Stitch markers for BOR and between repeats - Cable needle
-Darning needle


Special Techniques
-Tubular Cast-On and Bind-Off


Video Tutorials
-Knitting cables without a cable needle
-Tubular Cast-On
-Tubular Bind-Off


All of my patterns are professionally tech edited and test knit in order to give you the best knitting experience possible. If you feel like there is a mistake in the pattern or you have questions feel free to contact me.

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