Mykiss by Kelly van Niekerk


August 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
383 - 431 yards (350 - 394 m)
2 sizes: Child – 95cm circumference by 16cm depth, and Adult - 115cm circumference by 22cm depth
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Mykiss is a sibling pattern to Rainbow Trout – they both feature the same stitch pattern representative of fish scales

Mykiss is written for DK and Worsted weight yarns, with both being written for 2 sizes (child and adult). The cowl is designed to either be looped twice around the neck snugly, or a single time for relaxed wear.

Mykiss is an inifinity loop cowl knit in the round.
The pattern has you casting on and working a ribbed edging.
Once the brim is complete the body of the cowl is worked in a simple slip stitch pattern, reminiscent of fish scales.
The knit is finished with a simple ribbed edging.
Knitting in the round
Working slipped stitches

The Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a species of freshwater fish, introduced to New Zealand waterways in the 1800’s.
In modern times we find Rainbow Trout in our Central North Island, and also following the length of the Southern Alps mountain range in the South Island, where it is caught by recreational fishers.