Hōtoke by Little Yarns


February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round (after blocking)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 - 250 yards (201 - 229 m)
One size
This pattern is available for free.

This cowl is quite simply named “Winter” in Maori – one of the languages spoken in my country (New Zealand). To me, nothing says Winter like the skeletons of trees, waiting patiently in the cold weather for Spring to arrive again and clothe them in leaves.

There is a particular tree outside my bedroom window that I tried to incorporate in this cowl; thick, sturdy trunk with thin, spindly branches.

Size US 6 (4 mm): 24” circular

One stitch marker; tapestry needle

20 sts and 24 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st in the round after wet blocking.

The pattern is worked in the round, stranding the colors as it is worked so that the floats are not too long.