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Ilga Leja



Among 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.

Pattern Detail

  • charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • neck circumference: 50 cm./20 in.; bottom circumference: 112 cm./45 in.; depth: 41 cm./16 in.
  • digital PDF has 5 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.5 mm
    • US 7
    • 16.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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