Taimana Cowl, Aroha Knits. Print Knitting Pattern
This is a beautifully printed knitting pattern which also includes a Ravelry download code.
The main colorwork motif of the Taimana Cowl (Te Reo Maori for “Diamond”), like the Kumura Cowl, is heavily influenced by traditional Maori tāniko designs, geometric patterning woven onto borders of cloaks and dresses. This particular geometric formation is called “Patikitiki”, easily identifiable through the singular diamond as the dominant motif. The Patikitiki motif is meant to resemble the flounder fish, which used to be a common food source for the Maori.
You’ll find that working up this pattern hits the sweet spot between mindless and engaging knitting. The colour work motif is both addicting and intuitive, and the stripe sections knit up fairly quickly. Use a merino/silk blend for warmth, softness and an attractive sheen, and this cowl will quickly make itself a welcome addition to your handmade wardrobe.
Pattern is intended for intermediate to advanced knitters. For those wanting to learn new techniques, written and video tutorials are provided in pattern.
Yarn: Fingering yarn
Background colour:280 - 345 meters
Stripe colour: 135 - 175 meters
Motif colour: 135 - 175 meters
Size: Width 20cm; Length / Circumference (after seaming) approx. 76cm
Needles: US size 4 (3.5mm) and US size 5 (3.75mm) 16” (40cm) circular needles or size to obtain gauge. Two sets of needles are required, especially if your gauge differs from non-stranded knitting to stranded.
32 sts and 40 rows per 4” / 10cm
Level: Intermediate +
This is a printed knitting pattern.
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