Mishigos by Hanna Maciejewska


December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
380 yards (347 m)
one size fits all
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This pattern is available for free.

Sometimes, we knitters do need a little bit of madness in our lives, don’t we? Those wonderfully fiddly fantastic little bits of craziness (or mishigos in Yiddish) keep us sane in the whole picture.

You think that’s an oxymoron? Think twice. This cowl is a perfect example of one of them. A funny, relaxing little project that can be knit in-between larger and more demanding things. Interesting enough to beat the boredom with fun-to-work stitches and lots of texture. And, of course - colors! Crazy colors to play with!

The Mishigos cowl is completely seamless and worked in the round in one piece from the top to the bottom, with some additional shaping for an improved fit.


Circumference: 27.5 inches at bottom; 20.5 inches at top
Height: 18.5 inches

* Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted 100% Merino; 210/192 per 100g skein
MC Dewberry; 1 skein
CC Mostaza; 1 skein

  • Recommended needle size 16-inch US #4/3.5 mm circular needle 16-inch US #6/4 mm circular needle

  • Notions stitch marker yarn needle

21.5/30 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

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