Kahurangi Cowl by Francoise Danoy

Kahurangi Cowl

Knitting
November 2018
Mon Sheep Shop Haute Joaillerie
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch worked flat after blocking.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
Circumference: 22 in./56 cm; Depth at deepest point: 21.5 in./54.5 cm
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“Kimihia te kahurangi; ki te piko toou maatenga, ki te maunga teitei”.
Seek above all that which is of highest value; if you bow, let it be to the highest mountain. - Maori Proverb

The inspiration for this piece was an emerald, a highly valued gemstone, as reflected through the sharp geometric lines of the lace pattern. The proverb teaches one to choose a high goal and not to be deterred by anything of lesser importance. As Mystics who knit as a form of self-care, I believe that one of the best ways of self-care is acknowledging one’s self-worth and value.

We often are too scared to dream big - as in really dream big - because since childhood society taught us that we are not enough to even dare entertain the thought.

But we are far more precious than emeralds and other gemstones. And we are enough. As you knit this cowl, meditate during the garter stitch sections on all the ways you are worthy, and see how you are precious as a gemstone as you work the intricate lace section. Allow yourself to dream - if you could do anything, what would you do?


YARN

  • 300 - 350 yd./275 - 320 m
  • Fingering/4-ply Yak yarn is extremely soft and has a lot of drape, meaning that it will not sit stiffly against the neck. If you wish to use a yarn with more hold and structure, use a merino or other sheep-based fibre.
  • Mon Sheep Shop Haute Joaillerie (Silk 50%, Yak 50%; 200 m/50 g). 2 skeins in Emerald.

NEEDLES

  • US 5 (3.75 mm) size or size needed to obtain gauge, 24-in./60 cm circular needle.

GAUGE

  • 24 sts and 48 rows over 4 in./10 cm in garter stitch worked flat with US 5 (3.75 mm) and after blocking.
  • One repeat of the lace pattern equals 1.5 in. by 3 in./3.8 cm by 7.5 cm).

NOTIONS

  • Stitch markers
  • Crochet hook
  • Darning/tapestry needle

SIZE

  • Circumference: 22 in./56 cm, Depth at deepest point: 21.5 in./54.5 cm
  • Refer to schematic on last page

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit to ensure that the pattern is as clear, correct and consistent as it can be. However small details can still slip us by so if you have a pattern support question, send an email to fdanoy@arohaknits.com and we’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours.