Whiria Cowl knitting pattern
The Whiria Cowl is based off the song “Whiria Te Tāngata” written by Iraia and Hone Bailey specifically for my wānanga group that would meet up once a month in Tokyo. Translated into English, it loosely means “Weave the people together”. Like many Māori proverbs and songs, such lines are packed full of meaning and contain many interpretations.
The Whiria Cowl draws influence from one of the lines,“Ko te aka kūmara, he tāngata” (Like the kumara vine, so are the people) represented by the staggering of the twisted stitches in the middle and the intertwining of the cable stitches on the edges.