January 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 15 - 10.0 mm
160 - 200 yards (146 - 183 m)
26" circumference at top opening of cowl
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Served from street vendors, or by grandmas, a mekitza is a crisp, fried pastry, much like something Americans call “fried dough.” Mekitzi are usually served hot, with powdered sugar and sometimes thick yogurt.

Made from the most basic ingredients, a mekitza’s quality lies in its empty spaces, the air pockets that form when the pastry is fried, that trap heat and oily goodness. With its beefy eyelets and deceptive shaping, this cushy cowl was designed on the same principle: basic but decadent, destined to become the comfort food of your winter wardrobe.