KORO KORO by Olga Buraya-Kefelian


May 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st worked flat, measured once dry after washing and blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1150 yards (1052 m)
Wingspan approx. 77" / 195 cm, Depth approx. 27" / 68.5 cm
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コロコロ (from Japanese) - rolling, welting

This slip-stitch shawl is another relative from the family of KOKO and LOLO designs that I have created. This right-sided triangular shawl is created tip up and is worked using alternating stripes of color. All while combining basic stitches that become intuitive and repetitive as this satisfying 3D texture begins to emerge! Addictive in its nature, you won’t be able to put your needles down until it is finished, and being a DK-weight project this shawl will be knit in a blink of an eye!


Wingspan approx. 77” / 195 cm
Depth approx. 27” / 68.5 cm
Both measurements were taken once the shawl was dry after washing and blocking.

North Light Fibers “Water Street DK” (60% super fine merino wool, 40% cashmere); approx 165 yds (151 m)/ 2 oz (57 g);

Grellow shawl:
Color A - Pebble (charcoal) - 3 skeins.
Color B - Goldenrod (mustard) - 3 skeins.

Pink and grey shawl:
Color A - Quartz (pink) - 3 skeins.
Color B - Pussy Willow (grey) - 3 skeins

OR approx. 575 yds/526 m color A and 575 yds/526 m color B in any other DK weight yarn.

Note: Almost all of the original yarn was used. If you wish to swatch, make sure not to cut the yarn from the swatch. Instead, work your shawl from opposite ends of the yarn cakes and unravel the swatch if needed.

This shawl is easily adaptable to make it larger or smaller. Please account for extra yardage that might be required.

US 7 (4.5 mm) 24”/60 cm circular
OR use size to obtain gauge

Crochet hook size G (4 mm)
Small length of smooth waste yarn in similar weight
Tapestry needle

Written and charted instructions are provided. You can follow the pattern according to your preference.
Always slip sts purlwise.

18-18.5 sts and 28-30 rows=4” / 10cm in St st worked flat, measured once dry after washing and blocking.
(This gauge is provided to get the correct yarn weight to create the right fabric for this stitch pattern)

12 sts and 24 rows of main pattern = 2¼” / 6 cm wide and 2½” / 6.5 cm long, measured once dry after washing and blocking