Mokum Cowl designed by Mieka John


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Mokum Cowl Designed by Mieka John

Mokum is knit in the round from the bottom up beginning with a Crochet Provisional Cast-on. A folded hem is created with the cast on stitches and the cowl continues in charted colorwork. For a top edge that mirrors the folded hem, stitches are picked up on the wrong side of the work and Kitchener Stitch is used to graft the two rows together, binding off all stitches.


The Yarn used for this design is a worsted weight yarn. –  Urth Yarns Harvest Worsted
(100% Extrafine Merino, 200m / 225yd, 100g). The Main Colour is: Fig using 155m / 175yd The Contrast Colour is Thuja using 74m / 81yd.

Sample shown with MC in worsted weight and CC in fingering weight held double.

We suggest that you can use The Fibre Cumbria Worsted Yarn for this gorgeous cowl.


  • One size – finished cowl measures approximately 11.25” x 12.5” / 28.5 cm x 29 cm


  • 4.5 mm (US 7) 24”/60cm circular needle
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) or smaller 24″/60cm circular needle or DPN


  • 22 sts x 27 rows = 10 cm / 4” in colorwork


  • Stitch markers
  • 4.0 mm (US G-6) crochet hook
  • Smooth contrasting color waste yarn in same weight as MC and CC
  • Tapestry needle


Hi! I’m Mieka, the designer behind Salt & Stone Knits. I’m originally from NYC and now live in Amsterdam. Knitting has played a huge part in making Amsterdam feel like home. Details from everyday life, biking through this beautiful city, and motifs from iconic buildings such as Amsterdam Centraal Station inspired this design. With the Mokum cowl, I bring a bit of my new home with me wherever I go!



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