May Madness: Knitted Cowl Pattern

Some of you will recognise this cowl as one the was previously for sale on Craftsy and Ravelry. I withdrew it last winter, hoping to rewrite and restyle the pattern. You can download a pdf file containing all the instructions and yarn information by clicking here: Kidsilk Stripe Cowl

So, why am I posting it today? For the whole of May I’m going to be offering you a whole bunch of free stuff – except that it’s not really free – I’m asking for donations via the “honesty box” link you’ll find at the end of each May Madness post.

Most of you will be aware I don’t talk much about my family on here, they’re pretty camera shy and vague reference to “Mr T and the Teen” are probably as close as it comes to talking about my family. But, “the Teen” has asked for my help.

She and some fellow  students are taking part in a stunt to raise money for Cancer Research UK and she’s asked me to help drum up some sponsorship. Now, I could just ask you all to put your hand in your pocket and bung her a couple of quid via her Just Giving page. But that seemed downright cheeky! So instead I’m offering up some previously published and new patterns in the hope that you might find something you like. If you do, click on the “honesty box” link which will take you to the Donate page on Just Giving. You can give as much or as little as you like (I’m suggesting £2 isn’t unreasonable?). Donations via Just Giving are also eligible for Gift Aid (which you’ll know all about if you’re a UK Tax payer) and all donations can be anonymous or you can call it “Baking and Making” so she knows where it came from. Patterns will only be available for the month of May, then the pdf downloads will disappear. Forthcoming patterns include my Boho Scarf from Craftseller magazine, a crochet cushion and some rather cute keyrings.

Thank you!

Click here to donate via the honesty box

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  1. iris

     /  April 30, 2013

    What an excellent idea, delighted to support it.
    Iris

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  2. Tracey

     /  April 30, 2013

    Thank you, enjoy the free patterns x

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