Bumfle Kit - Yarnison Trunk Show Exclusive
Get your kit for Bumfle now during our Yarnison trunk show! Each kit includes 2 skeins of Rock Star XL, 1 30g skein of Rock Star DK, and a digital copy of the pattern straight to email! You can pick from one of our pre-selected kits or make your own.
If you want to select our own yarns for the kit, select the Make My Own! option from the dropdown. You can use any 2 skeins of our bulky weight yarns (2 each of one color) to make the cowl, but you MUST have at least 2 skeins of bulky weight yarn in your cart to be eligible to receive the pattern. (Please note that the Make Your Own option does NOT include the DK-weight yarn. You can purchase a full skein of DK weight yarn from us if you like, but if you'd prefer to use up a partial or scrap of something you have at home since you only need 25g that is totally cool.)
About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words
‘Bumfle’ is a verb I thought was in common usage, which turned out to be a Scots word when I tried to use it on the English. It means ‘to bulk or puff up’. I designed this cowl to use nearly a whole 200g skein of super chunky yarn, highlighted with a motif in a finer DK yarn. It’s a quick knit, delivering a big squashy cowl for for emergency gifts or immediate warmth for yourself.
200g of bulky weight yarn & apx 25g of dk weight yarn
8mm (US 11) and 4mm (US 6) needles, straight or circular as you prefer for working flat.
Cable needle, tapestry needle, 6 buttons (approx 18-20mm diameter), electronic weighing scale (optional).
The cowl is worked flat on the bias, with button and buttonhole bands applied in the contrasting DK yarn. You’ll use increases and decreases, a simple slipped stitch cable and you’ll pick up stitches for the button bands. It is suitable for adventurous beginners and intermediate knitters. The pattern is designed to maximise use of the super chunky yarn. To use every last scrap, you can weigh your chunky yarn before you get started, and then weigh again at the half way point of the project, which is after working the first 5 pairs of Body Rows. You will have more than half your yarn remaining. If you wish to add more rows, keep working the set pairs until just over half the yarn remains.
The DK contrast yarn needs 25g, so it’s a good use of leftovers.
This pattern was tech edited by Katherine Lymer and test knitted by Julie Wright and Janet Hardman.
How It Works
The pattern will be sent to your email address that you use to place your order.
I’m Jane and I am a knitwear designer based in Manchester, UK. I believe that knitting is a creative collaboration between maker, designer and yarn dyer. I have released several successful patterns which adhere to this ethos. I spend the rest of my time working as a user experience designer for charities and social enterprises.
Please note: Colorways marked with an asterisk (*) may require one or more colors to be dyed to order. This will be done as expediently as possible after the trunk show is over, and we hope to ship all pre-orders within 1-2 weeks.