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Arya's Water Dancer Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

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 Arya's Water Dancer Cowl Arya's Water Dancer Cowl
Kristen designed this cowl with one of her favorite characters from the Song of Ice and Fire series in mind - Arya Stark - the feisty and not-so-ladylike daughter of Eddard Stark, the Lord of Winterfell. Instead of learning to sew and stitch like a proper lady, her favorite type of "needle" is her sword, gifted to her by a beloved sibling as a parting gift. Soon enough, Arya convinces her father to let her take "dancing" lessons to learn to wield her "needle" with skill and grace.

This hooded cowl is inspired by a garment that Arya might have worn while sneaking around Flea Bottom (the not-so-nice part of the capital) or while on the road home to Winterfell. The long cowl is shaped with short rows that give the tube a natural curve to fit your head a bit more snuggly. The bottom portion splits and can either be worn fully buttoned or open over the shoulders. The bottom edges feature a Birds-Eye Lace pattern that almost looks like chain mail, something that Arya would wear someday if she ever could possibly live her dream and become a knight.

 Arya's Water Dancer Cowl

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Finished Measurements:
  • 26" circumference
  • 15.5" bottom edge of front and back flaps
  • 16" tall front
  • 18" tall back
  • 20 sts & 24 rows in Stockinette Stitch on US 8 Needle

About the Designer

Designer - Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich lives in Reno, NV and works on the Customer Engagement team at Jimmy Beans Wool; her tasks include social media (Ravelry & Pinterest, yay!) and coordinating the blog, she co-writes the bi-monthly newsletters and designs knitting, sewing and crochet patterns among various other fun tasks. Outside of work, she is the designer behind Marinade Designs (, her own line of knitting patterns that she is hoping to expand in the coming year. When she's not knitting or sewing her own clothes, she is working in her garden, tending to her chickens, cooking up delicious food, doing yoga, or hiking and backpacking with her husband and their feisty little mutt Wallace. Feel free to check out all of Kristen's designs on Ravelry:

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We hope you enjoy this free knitting pattern. This free pattern and the associated photographs are only for personal non-commercial use and are not for resale.
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