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Welcome fall with a cocoknits KAL

Do you feel it? Not the coolness in the air or craving for pumpkin spiced everything but that symptom of impending fall that only knitters know. That ITCH, to cast on and create a fabulous wardrobe of lush turtlenecks, sweeping cardigans, accessories to go with everything you own. You name it, you’ve already mentally cast-on.


The problem of course is that by the time this urge hits, it’s a bit too late to tackle the torrent of ideas and actually materialize a closetful of fresh FOs. Enter the Everyday Wrap by Julie Weisenberger of cocoknits. We’re happy to say that for the next few weeks, we’ll be running a KAL for this adorable free pattern. Follow our Facebook page for updates.


This little piece is slightly bigger than a cowl, but smaller than a poncho. The pattern calls for working a double knitting, sport or lace weight yarn on a slightly larger needle than usual, meaning you have a lightweight, perhaps lacy fabric without the fuss of following charts row by row directions. There are two options, one ruffled and one plain, and finishing is minimal and manageable even for beginners.

There are a number of our yarns that will work for this pattern, but we’ve shown two here. The striped version uses COZI, our new sock yarn. To make a similar version, you’ll need 2 balls each of 2 different colors (you will have leftovers). We paired natural C01 Sugar with juicy C02 Currant.


We’ve gone the hyperluxe route for our ruffled version, using marled, multistrand sport weight Air Marle, a true indulgence.  You’ll need 4 balls in A899 Grotto to replicate the Wrap shown here.


There are of course many other options in the Zealana range. We’ve done the math for you and figured out how many balls you’ll need to knit the wrap either with or without the optional ruffle. If you have any questions, just comment below.

Air Lace 3 balls 3 balls
Air Marle 4 4
Rimu Fingering 3 3
Kiwi Lace 2 3
Kiwi Fingering 3 4
Kauri Fingering 3 3
​Cozi ​2 ​3

Watch this space for more posts as the KAL progresses, and remember, you’ll always find the most up the minute information from us on Facebook.  Let’s make those fall knitting daydreams a reality and kick-off a long knitting season.


Time to get COZI


We’d like to think that there is a Zealana yarn for every project. Whether you’re hoping to make an ethereal heirloom piece with Air Lace or a rugged bit of outerwear with super bulky Tui,  we have most bases covered. And while you can use any of our yarns to knit a pair of socks, we hadn’t yet developed a yarn specifically intended for this high-use item.

Well, no more! For the past year we’ve been working on a high twist, multi-ply blend of 58% merino, 15% possum down, 5% baby alpaca, 20% nylon and 2% elasticated nylon. COZI joins Tui and Heron in the Artisan range, promising high performance luxury without the high price. Thoughtfully engineered to withstand wear, the possum down and baby alpaca keep softness and warmth at the forefront. A small bit of elastic nylon makes all the difference in the fit department, rendering ribbing crisp and resilient. A high twist increases durability and stitch definition, making all your knits heirloom worthy.

While this yarn is perfect for sock knitting, it will be delightful in other projects as well. Any garment that requires a crisp, resilient ribbing will benefit from the structure and memory this fiber blend provides. Think of this as a yarn version of your most flattering pair of stretchy skinny jeans!

The palette of 6 solids is inspired by vintage maps. They’ll be joined by 4 variegated color ways.  Look forward to seeing COZI in the next issue of Zealana Passport, and at your local Zealana stockist.

Antique Maps of the World Double Hemisphere Map Henricus Hondius c 1630
Antique Maps of the World
Double Hemisphere Map
Henricus Hondius
c 1630

Have a lovely weekend,