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Hīnaki

Justine Turner STUDIO
Knitting
December 2013
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches = 4 inches in net pattern
US 13 - 9.0 mm
105 yards (96 m)
one size
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Hīnaki (Hee-narki) is the New Zealand Māori word for a type of eel net. The stitch pattern and shape of this cowl reminded me of this ancient net design which is still used today.

This cowl is a fast knit, taking a couple of hours of concentrated knitting, and with it’s simple 2 round repeat you can take it anywhere.

Wearing it is a breeze, it slips over the head easily and the spiral stitch pattern collapses into a squishy pile of cosy ripples.

Experiment with different yarns and stitch numbers to make a longer or wider cowl (details in the pattern).