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When you need to feel toasty, it’s good to be immediately toasty, and Viva is a gorgeous cowl with a twist that’ll quickly put a cosy spring in your step.

Dressed up or down, Viva is the perfect accessory for snuggling around your neck, and she’s small enough to keep in your bag for instant warmth when you need some.

A lovely loop of simple stitches and fun techniques, Viva will give you loads of pleasure and little challenges from the moment you cast her on. And, she’s quick! Choose two gorgeous skeins of fingering, hold them together and play!

The pattern includes charted and written instructions and links to helpful tutorials to help you master unfamiliar techniques.

Perfect for experienced knitters and particularly adventurous beginners.

$11 NZD


Circumference 28.5”/72 cm

Depth 8”/20.5 cm


2 sets of US 6/4 mm circular needles at least 16”/40 cm long.

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

3 stitch markers (2 removable for grafting), waste yarn for provisional cast-on (yarn with high contrast to Colours A & B), yarn needle.


24 sts and 36 rnds = 4”/10 cm with US 6/4 mm needles in pattern repeat in the round, after blocking.

Pattern repeat (8 sts wide and 16 rnds tall) = 1.3”/3.3 cm wide and 1.78”/4.5 cm tall


1 skein of Blackwattle Yarn and Fibre TerraFirma (Limited Edition Yarnologie) (60% Superwash merino/20% alpaca/20% silk; 437 yds/400 m per 100g skein) in Sweet Pea (Colour A).

1 skein of Skein Queen Enchant (70% baby alpaca/20% silk/10% cashmere; 437 yds/ 400 m per 100g skein) in Pale Oatmeal (Colour B).

If substituting yarn, approx. 437 yds/400 m of Colours A and B in fingering-weight yarn.

A higher contrast between Colours A & B will create a striking look. Combining colours close in value will create a significantly more muted appearance.


Three Balls (see: https://www.trulymyrtle.com/blog/all-the-balls)