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Auckland, New Zealand.

I love designing knitwear for babies and older kids too, I'm inspired by the world around me, whether it's the green bush covered hills where I live, or the bright city lights and sparkling harbor. I ...

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Hīnaki Cowl

from Just Jussi
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hīnaki Cowl
Hīnaki Cowl
Hīnaki Cowl
Hīnaki Cowl
Hīnaki Cowl
Hīnaki Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • work from a chart (stitch pattern is charted AND written out)

Pattern Description:

H?naki (Hee-narki) is the New Zealand M?ori word for a type of eel net. The stitch pattern and shape of this cowl reminded me of this ancient net design which is still used today.

This cowl is a fast knit, taking a couple of hours of concentrated knitting, and with it's simple 2 round repeat you can take it anywhere.

Wearing it is a breeze, it slips over the head easily and the spiral stitch pattern collapses into a squishy pile of cosy ripples.

Experiment with different yarns and stitch numbers to make a longer or wider cowl (details in the pattern).


13.5 stitches = 10cm (4")


  • 9 mm (US 13) circular needle. 60cm / 24" long. Darning needle

Suggested yarn:

108 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Misti Alpaca Handpaint Chunky