Mirri Cowl Kit in Poems Sock Loften

Price: $18.00 $12.60
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The Loften colorway in the skein.
The Loften colorway in the skein.
Ambah's original long Mirri cowl.
Ambah's original long Mirri cowl.
And her shorter version.
And her shorter version.
Joan's in-progress cowl.
Joan's in-progress cowl.
Joan's finished beauty.
Joan's finished beauty.

A very simple and sweet cowl by Ambah O'Brien, Mirri is a great fast knit, perfect for gifting or for yourself. 

The Design

Here is how Ambah describes the piece: 

The Mirri cowl is wide enough to keep your neck cozy. The short version is a fun and warm accessory, while the long version can be worn two ways – long or wrapped twice. 

Mirri is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning stars. Scores of eyelets dot this fabric like twinkling stars in the night sky.

The Yarn

The yarn we have for this kit is not the same one that Ambah used in her original.  Our wonderful Joan knit it for us as a test in Poems Sock, her favorite colorway Loften.  

Poems Sock is a machine washable yarn of 75% superwash wool/ 25% nylon and has 459 yards (420m) per 100 gram ball. 

Lofoten is a soft and gentle range of colors, including ecru, pink, beige and soft caramel. Joan loves the soft pinks into beige look and I had asked her to see what she could make with one skein.  She mentioned also how good this will look with black and brown and gray and cream.  A lovely complement to neutrals.

****Tah dah!****

We show her cowl on this page, the one on the top photo and then again the last four pictures.  There are also pictures of two that Ambah knit, to further give you an idea of the design. 

She did mention to me that she knit it exactly per the pattern and even though the pattern says 600 yards for the long version she finished it up with just one skein.  Mind you, she had only yards left from that one skein and was holding her breath throughout the bind-off.

 However, the ribbing on both sides includes 4 rows of plain knitting.  You could easily make that 2 or 3 without destroying the integrity of the pattern and not require quite so much raw courage.  

Each kit will include one skein.  If you want two, just for insurance or because you know you knit loosely, order two kits (and no pattern for at least one). 

The Pattern

The kit will not include the pattern.  This will be the yarn only. 

You are best off to directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Ambah via her Ravelry web page.   That will ensure you get any updates and it will be saved in your Ravelry library.