Kenya Scarf

Kenya ScarfAmong certain African tribes, strings of beads are worn in colourful coils around the neck, often covering the shoulders.

Regarded as signs of wealth and status, these decorative, multi-coloured beads form part of the traditional costume. The Kenya cowl reflects this common version of African jewellery.

Worked in the round, from the top down, the Kenya cowl uses a single 100 g. skein of a handpainted silk and wool blend. It can be worked to any length you wish and can be extended to cover the shoulders even more.

The sample pictured is knit with Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3-Ply, 65% wool, 35% silk, (230 m./252 yds. per 100 g. skein), colour “Bronze”.


Size: One size fits most.
Neck circumference: 50 cm./20 in.
Circumference around shoulders at bottom edge: 112 cm./45 in.
Depth is 41 cm./16 in.
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: 230 m./252 yds. of double knitting or light worsted weight yarn
Needles: 3.75 mm. (US 5) & 4.5 mm. (US 7)
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rounds = 10 cm./4 in. square when worked in the Pattern Stitch

Price for Pattern Only: $7.00 CAD

Purchase Pattern: $7.00 CAD