Designed for our unconditional, infinite friendships.

We may find ourselves with distance between us. And weeks or months passing by before we share that next phone call or visit, but the joy and warmth we experience when it does happen is unmistakable. It is as if no time has passed us by as we pick-up as if we saw each other yesterday.

Purple Rain is worked flat and finished by grafting the ends. The beautiful lace pattern repeats and you may find it mesmerizing as you knit your cowl.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Suitable for advanced beginner
  • Written with both metric and imperial data

Materials you need at home:

  • Designed for Worsted weight yarn. Used 237yd/217m.
  • Sample Yarn: Malabrigo Yarns Rios (100% superwash merino wool, 210yd/192m) in Purpuras.
  • Needles: 5.0 mm (US 8 ) - 40.5 cm (16") circular needles or straight needles
  • Techniques: Knit, purl, yarn over, p2tog, provisional cast-on, grafting/kitchener.
  • Gauge: 18 sts and 21 rows = 10 cm (4") in pattern, blocked
  • Notions: Crochet hook, scrap yarn, extra needle, tapestry needle
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Milly's Knit Designs // Knits for Cures, LLC

Knitting and crocheting were first introduced to me as a young girl by my grandmother, Milly. She tried many times to teach me – but I just never got it. I always blamed it on me being right-handed and her left-handed. But really, I just wanted to sit with her, listen to her stories and play card games while she worked away on her next afghan. The knits I received over the years from my grandma are some of my most cherished possessions.

Fast forward to 2011, I was reintroduced to knitting & crocheting by my lovely LYS and it has now become a part of me that has quite literally traveled the world. I have been known to pack more knitting than clothes on an occasion or two.

In the last few years I began to dabble in creating my own designs. With my Knits for Cures designs, a portion of each pattern sale is donated to research organizations focused on the fights to cure all cancers. You will always find these to be quick knits and beautiful accessory pieces.

Most recently you will begin to see new designs released under Milly’s Knit Designs. Named for my Grandma Milly who unknowingly planted that seed for knitting and a love of all fibers. As a plus size knitter/designer and my grandma too a beautiful plus-size knitter/crocheter, with every Milly’s Knit Designs pattern I aim to be size inclusive.

My patterns will be designed for all body types as best I am able. I want to wear what I design, and I hope for others my size, smaller or larger, to also someday knit, love and wear my patterns out in the wild.

Everyone deserves something beautiful to put on their body, regardless of what size it is. Whether fat or thin, or somewhere in between, size does not define us.

Thank you for your love & support!

Cheers & Stitches, Crystal

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