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Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also ...

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Mandarinfish Cowl

from Anne Kuo Lukito Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mandarinfish Cowl
Mandarinfish Cowl
Mandarinfish Cowl
Mandarinfish Cowl
Mandarinfish Cowl
Mandarinfish Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • slip stitches

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the bold colors found in nature and the beauty of hand-dyed yarns, I sought to create a fun colorwork piece that looks much harder than it actually is. Narrow Stockinette stitch pinstripes and slipped stitches create color patterns that pop without the fuss of stranded colorwork or intarsia.

Mandarinfish Cowl is worked in the round from bottom-up, one color at at time. The zig-zag columns of color are created through a combination of slipped and twisted stitches. This fun, slightly slouchy and quick-knit hat adds pizzaz to your wardrobe. Mandarinfish Cowl also has a coordinating hat, sold separately. If you'd like both, they are also available in a bundled set for a discounted price.

*Note: Hat sample worked Medium/Large using Sweet Georgia Superwash DK (100% superwash merino; 256 yds; 115g ); 1 skein each of MC: glacier; CC: pumpkin. Note: If you'??ve purchased both the Mandarinfish Cowl and the coordinating Mandarinfish Hat, both projects can be worked using 1 skein of each color in the sample yarn in any combination of the following sizes: Cowl - Snug, Loose; Hat - Small, Medium/Large, X-Large.


22 sts and 34 rnds = 4"/ 10cm in pattern using larger needles. It's important to work gauge swatch in the rnd and block for proper sizing and fit.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Snug (Loose, Extra Loose)


  • DK weight yarn in a wool or wool blend. Approximately, MC: 105 (158, 210)yds/ 96 (144.5, 192)m; CC: 103 (155, 206)yds/ 94 (141.5, 188.5)m
  • US 3/ 3.5mm 20 (32, 40)"/50 (80, 100)cm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 2/ 2.75mm 20 (32, 40)"/ 50 (80, 100)cm circular needles, or 1-2 sizes smaller than gauge needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers, removable stitch markers
  • Darning needle

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