Boko-Boko Cowl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Boko-Boko Cowl

November 2016
yarn held together
+ Light Fingering
= Light Fingering ?
Boko-Boko stitch pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
375 - 1000 yards (343 - 914 m)
17.5 (24.5, 35)” circumference, 7.5 (7.5, 12.5)” tall (unstretched)
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ボコボコ (Japanese) - bumpy

Inspired by several of my previous designs, this cowl comes as a representation of my continuous fascination with textures. Exploration and application of it in knitwear, while making them wearable and easily transforming them into statement pieces for anyone’s wardrobe.

Available in 3 sizes, you can create your own but make sure to preserve the spiked texture by selecting to carry a single strand of steel fiber yarn together with the working yarn.​

Photographed in Iceland at lava ridge among the cairns of Laufskálavarða.

Beginner Intermediate

17.5 (24.5, 35)” circumference
7.5 (7.5, 12.5)” tall

About 375 (575, 1000) yards of fingering weight yarn

Smallest Version shown in
Jill Draper Esopus (100% US grown wool), 500yds/457m per 113g/3.99oz;
1 skein in color Bone
held together with
Neighborhood Fiber Co Chromium (69% Silk Noil, 31% Stainless Steel) 413 yards per 28g/1oz;
1 skein in color Charles Centre

Largest Version shown in
Jill Draper Esopus (100% US grown wool), 500yds/457m per 113g/3.99oz;
2 skeins in color Graphite

US 4 (3.5 mm) circular, 24” long

1 pattern repeat measures 3.5” wide and 2.5” long (unblocked and unstretched)

Crochet hook size D/3.25mm
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Row counter (optional)

This cowl is worked in the round. We recommend placing markers between each repeat for ease of working, with a different colored marker for the beginning of the round.

Choose natural fiber yarns that have a tighter twist to help preserve the 3-D texture while wearing. You can choose to use a different weight of yarn for this accessory. Heavier (sport, dk) weights will produce a larger, more substantial size accessory while lighter (lace) weight will produce a smaller, more ethereal accessory.

In the smaller cowl shown, two yarns are held together throughout.