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2022 Travel Kit: Ikigai Cowl

This pattern was inspired by the Japanese concept of “Ikigai,” which represents a person’s reason for being. Roughly translated, Ikigai is “the happiness of always being busy.” We live in such a busy world these days. We’re always rushing from one thing to the next, attached to our devices, rarely taking the time we need and deserve to stop, breathe and notice all of the beauty and wonder that surrounds us each and every day.

Made with 2 balls of Plymouth Moon Shadow, a buttery-soft worsted weight blend of 68% Baby Alpaca and 32% Organic Pima Cotton, is micro chained into an ultralight yarn whose stitches just melt into place. A truly superior yarn due to not only its composition but its construction a soft glossy micro cable offers ultra low pilling and tremendous stitch definition.


19 stitches and 26.5 rows = 4 inches in Openwork Rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm

Finished Measurements: 13½″ / 34.25cm x 27½″ / 70cm circumference


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