Look, everyone! It’s an actual, real-life F.O.! (That’s “Finished Object” for the uninitiated.)

Iro-Moko Cowl

It’s been so long since I’ve finished a knitting project for myself, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this thing. I thought maybe I’d send it to a friend in a colder climate, but after trying on the cowl I got all Gollum up on this thing. PRECIOUS IS MINE, ALL MINE!


Sure, it was 80 degrees today in Los Angeles, but I swear there will be an opportunity for me to wear this cowl at some point. Right? Or will global warming ruin all my wooly plans? I guess I could always just drape it over a chair and admire it from afar.

Iro-Moko Cowl

This cowl is from Olgajazzy’s Moko-Moko pattern, modified to accommodate larger needles and bulky-weight yarn. The yarn is some Noro Iro I had left over from last year’s Christmas present for my mom. The combination of the really cool (and shockingly simple) pattern and the self-striping, bulky yarn made this cowl impossible to put down.

Iro-Moko Detail

The texture is created by simple squiggly short rows. It’s really hard to explain, but you should get the pattern and see for yourself! The result is a very squishy, visually-interesting piece that can also be worn as a capelet. Thanks for a cool pattern, Olga!

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