KOKO cowl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

KOKO cowl

October 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in Koko cowl stitch pattern, worked in the round, measured once dry after washing and blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
440 - 590 yards (402 - 539 m)
Small (Large)
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ココ (Japanese) - here

The dimensional textured fabric that makes up this entire cowl is what makes this design both drapey and voluminous. The shifting slip stitch pattern combined with 3 colors of stripes turns this into a fun knit and enhances an unusual surface look. Turned up hems form the borders for this cowl, while one of them, if desired, can be used as a drawstring casing to create a cinch for a more snug effect.

KOKO cowl has a cousin shawl/wrap design named KOKO. See it here!


Small (Large)

Circumference approx. 28½ (40½)” / 72 (103) cm
Height approx. 10¼” / 26 cm
shown in photos is size Large

mYak “Tibetan Cloud” (100% wool), 300 m/100 g (328 yds/3.52 oz);
Color A - color Salice Grigio (grey), 1 skein
Color B - color Callicarpa (pink), 1 skein
Color C - color Wild Daisy (cream), 1 skein

OR use 200 (260) yds/180 (240) m in color A, 130 (180) yds/120 (160) m in color B, 110 (150) yds/100 (140) m in color C of any other sport weight yarn of similar texture

US 5 (3.75 mm) circular, 24”-32”
US 4 (3.5 mm) circular, 24”-32”, spare needle and set of dpns

OR use size to obtain gauge

Crochet Hook size D
Stitch marker
Scrap yarn
Tapestry needle

21.5 sts and 54 rows = 4”/10cm in KOKO cowl stitch pattern worked in the round measured once dry after washing and blocking