Aymara by Kyle Kunnecke


March 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
600 - 660 yards (549 - 604 m)
30” circumference x 7” high
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Designed in collaboration with Fibras Andinas; a nonprofit that worked to improve trade and the impoverished quality of life of the Andean llama, alpaca, guanaco and vicuña herders in South America.

The outside of the Aymara cowl borrows a motif found on a traditional awayu (a woven Andean textile used by men and women to carry goods, or for shelter from the weather). The inside is covered in adorable (and also traditional) llamas!

The pattern begins with a provisional cast on, and, after working the charts, the last and first rounds are grafted together using kitchener stitch. The result? A beautiful, seamless, warm, reversible cowl!

Many thanks to the test knitters!
Also, special thanks to knitgrl for translating the pattern into Spanish.