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Through The Darkness Cowl - A Pattern From Rachy Newin Designs

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About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words

Sometimes we need to get through the darkness before our light can shine. The Through the Darkness Cowl starts with a solid dark color and then goes through a transition phase before bursting into multicolored magic.

The cowl is specifically designed to work with variegated yarns that incorporate pride colors. Think beyond heteronormative expectations and the gender binary - the magic happens when people have the space to be themselves.

The cowl is worked in one piece from the top down. It uses only simple stitches, making it workable even for newer crocheters - though I strongly encourage the use of stitch markers as indicated in the pattern! The pattern includes notes for customizing the pattern in a number of ways, including creating a shawl with the same pattern.

Yarn, Yardage, and Colors

The pattern uses 205yds/187m/113g in each of two contrasting colors. It’s specifically designed to start with a dark solid and transition to a variegated with pride colors, but can also work well with any other color combo using yarns of any color style and level of contrast.

The pattern can be adjusted to work with any yardage, including an unequal amount of colors A and B. If you’re working it as a shawl, I recommend using 1 skein of color A and 2 of color B.

The sample was made using worsted weight, but the pattern works well with anything from a fingering to an aran.


Notes are included for adjusting the following:
circumference; front center height; length of seam; adding more rows of either color or of the transition section; working it as a shawl

Skills Required
ch, sc, changing colors, working flat


How It Works

The pattern will be sent to your email address that you use to place your order. 

Pattern Stats
Finished Size: 28.5”/72.5cm around, 20”/50.5cm down the front center
Yarn: You can use any of MollyGirl's worsted weight yarns! You'll need apx 100g of each color.
Hook(s): US Size J (6.00 mm)
Gauge: 8 stitches & 8 rows = 4 inches in given stitch pattern

About The Designer

Rachy Newin Designs provide crocheters with the opportunity to make something truly beautiful, with high end yarns that are a joy to work with. They highlight the beauty of natural fibers and hand dyed yarns, and emphasize the artistry that can be created with crochet. The patterns are fun to work up and gorgeous to wear, and are full of tips and tricks for adding a smoother, more polished, and finished look to any project. Patterns also contain as much flexibility and customizability as possible so that you can create something that suits you perfectly.

All patterns and any associated images, schematics, and charts are copyright Rachy Newin Designs and may not be distributed in part or in whole without express written permission. Handmade objects created from the patterns are not subject to copyright and you can do as you please with your finished object. Links back to my design and tags on social are always appreciated!

I always appreciate it when people share and promote my patterns! If you’re doing so, you may use any pattern photo to which I own the copyright, as long as you do not edit the photo and you attribute it to Rachy Newin Designs by tagging the Rachy Newin Designs social profile and/or linking back to the pattern page.

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