Make this free knitted cowl pattern in support of Mind

Make this cosy knitted cowl using West Yorkshire Spinners' Re:treat yarn and help to support national mental health charity Mind.

Free knitted cowl pattern

Having long championed the positive benefits of knitting on health and happiness, WYS is delighted to be supporting national mental health charity, Mind, in the launch of its Re:treat yarn.


Re:treat was developed with wellbeing in mind. The yarn has a silky smooth finish that slides easily on the needle for a relaxing experience that helps knitters unwind.

In 11 calming and uplifting tones and two marled colourways, Re:treat helps crafters create a little stress-free oasis where they can enjoy making something beautiful.

West Yorkshire Spinners is donating 50 pence to Mind for every kilo of Re:treat yarn sold so its knitters will also be helping to support this wonderful charity whose mission is provide advice and support to those with a mental health problem.

Mind also campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding, as well as research. Mind’s tips for maintaining a positive wellbeing include taking time for yourself, doing something you enjoy and find relaxing.


Crafting ticks all of those boxes and many studies have shown a positive link between knitting and good mental health. Research has also highlighted clinical benefits too, such as reducing depression and anxiety, and slowing the onset of dementia. If you would like to donate or find out more, please visit

Download the free cowl knitting pattern

Re:treat yarn