Soffione by Madeleine Windsor


January 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch, in the round, after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
320 yards (293 m)
One Size: 56 cm / 22” in circumference and 31 cm / 12.25” tall (information given for customisation)
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Puffs of pretty dandelion stitch show off the colours in that beautiful skein that’s just too special for socks! Is it cashmere? Alpaca? Keep all that softness at your neck and make the most of the dyer’s talent with this delicate, eye-catching design.

The cowl uses just 210 m of fingering-weight MC and 83 m of a contrast colour for the scalloped edge, so you can put your best scraps to work, too.

“Soffione” (sof-fee-oh-neh) is a name for the dandelion in colloquial Italian, recalling the “big puff “ needed to scatter the seeds into the wind.


Circumference: 56 cm / 22”
Height: 31 cm / 12.25”

The pattern provides tips for customisation


3 mm / US size 2.5 needles 40 cm / 16” long circular (or preferred method of working in the round)
1 stitch marker for beginning of round
Tapestry needle

GAUGE (after blocking)

26 sts and 36 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” in stocking stitch, in the round, after blocking (laid flat and not stretching it once it’s dry).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge

1 Yarn Enabler Sock Set (80% merino / 20 % nylon; 385 m / 420 yards / 115 g; of which 85 g MC and 30 g CC).
Shown in the “Best Friends” set.
293 m / 320 yards of fingering weight yarn total: Main colour (MC): 210 m / 230 yards
Contrast Colour (CC): 83 m / 90 yards

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.