We are so excited about local designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian’s newest pattern – Koko! Koko means “here” in Japanese and was chosen by Olga to celebrate her local community space.
The dimensional textured fabric that makes up this entire rectangular design is 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. Trimmed with I-cord edges this pattern comes with three options – a scarf, and a small or a large wrap.
The pattern is available on Ravelry from Olga. The yarn used in this design is available here exclusively (in the US), and we have put together our top color pairings below or you can create your own with the colors seen here. We stock every color of Ulysse!
De Rerum Natura Ulysse is a gorgeous sustainable produced wool that we import from its maker in France. The merino used to produce De Rerum Natura yarns is sourced from flocks in France and Portugal who spend the majority of their time outside in the fields of Provence, the southern French Alps, and the Aletenjo Valley in Portugal. The majority of the fibre comes from the “merino d’Arles” breed that originated in France in the 19th century. While these sheep produce extremely fine fleece, the animals are small and only produce around 2 kilograms (about 4.5 lbs) of fibre per year, making them that much more special. The remaining fibre comes from the “petra” black merino sheep of Portugal, which adds a lovely heathered finish to the final yarn when the white and black fibres are mixed together. De Rerum Natura yarns are spun semi-woolen.
Skill level: Intermediate
- provisional cast on
- bind off
- slip stitch
- decrease (when you do I-cord bind off)
Scarf (Small Wrap, Large Wrap)
Shown here is Large Wrap
Width approx. 7 ¼ (16 ¾, 19 ¼)”/ 18.5 (42.5, 49) cm
Length approx. 58 (68 ½, 74)” / 147.5 (174, 188) cm
- copy of the pattern, available on Ravelry from the designer
- 490 (580, 630) yds color A, 450 (540, 580) yds color B and 490 (590, 630) yds color C of any sport weight yarn
- Recommended: De Rerum Natura “Ulysse” (100% merino wool; 202 yds/ 185 m; 50 g/1.75 oz) $8.50 each
Color A – Plume (teal) – 3 (3, 4) skeins
Color B – Goeland (grey) – 3 skeins all sizes
Color C – Dore (yellow) – 3 (3, 4) skeins
- US 5 (3.75 mm) 24”-32”/60cm-80 cm circular needle and a spare or 1 dpn
- Crochet hook size D (3.25mm)
- Scrap yarn in similar weight
- Tapestry needle
Width and length can be adjusted as desired, but that will affect the amount of yarn needed for each color.
24 sts and 54 rows = 4”/10cm in Main Pattern stitch measured after washing and blocking.
1 (72-row) rep measures approx 5 ½” long and 3 (8-st reps) measure approx 4” wide.
Ulysse is $8.50 each. The total cost for the shawl project is $76.50 for the scarf, $76.50 for the small wrap, and $93.50 for the large wrap. Please refer to quantities listed in materials list above.