Bloemen Bloemen Bloemen Bloemen Bloemen


Pattern languages available: English (US)



Nobody knows flowers like the Dutch so it seemed fitting to call this basket of blooms Bloemen. My Dutch parents shared their love of flowers and nature with me as I grew up. My mother liked to look at them but she was not a gardener, luckily I am and I love my time working in my gardens.

This cowl is perfect for using up leftovers from other projects!

You can easily substitute with any fingering that will give a suitable gauge.

The stitches are simple because they use the mosaic stitch method of colourwork. You will be working with only one colour at a time in each round. Easy peasy even if you are new to this type of knitting.This pattern is written out in full row-by-row and does not use charts.

With special thanks to my fabulous test knitters! You put the fun in my knitting.

K ……………….knit
P ……………….purl
SM …………….slip marker
SLP…………….slip stitches purl wise (as if to purl) with yarn held in back
()…………………repeat what is written between the brackets
x………………….number of times to repeat() instructions
K2tog…………..knit the next two stitches together

Measurements: After blocking: approx. 81 cm/32” bottom edge, 20 cm/8” height,
66 cm/26” neck opening.
Gauge: After blocking: 28 stitches x 36 rows = 10 cm/4” square in stocking stitch with
3.5 mm/US 4 needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Yarns Used:
SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock yarn, 80% Merino, 20% Nylon.
Party Of Five mini skein set. Swell
96 m/105 yards per 28 gram/1 oz. mini skein.
Colour (A) West Wind (lightest) (24 grams used).
Colour (B) Shoreline (6 grams used).
Colour (C) Beach House (2 grams used).
Colour (D) Sea Spray (16 grams used).
Colour (E) Deep Cove (darkest) (24 grams used).

I found this yarn to be a little thicker than many fingering weights. If you substitute you may wish to go down slightly in needle size to achieve good drape and stitch definition.

Needles and supplies:
3.25 mm/US 3 circular needles 60 cm/24” long. (for the borders).
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needles 60 cm/24” long.
23 stitch markers, one being a different colour to mark start of rounds.
Tapestry needle.
With special thanks to my fabulous test knitters! You put the fun in my knitting.

Required skill level: intermediate

The pattern exists in following languages:

  • English (US)

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