Amari Cowl Kit – Sylvia Watts Cherry


We now offer handy kits for this pattern. All kits include enough yarn to make this cowl, along with a limited edition button badge and a fab project bag to keep it all safe. Happy knitting! The beautiful ‘Amari Cowl’ is made and sold by intarsia queen, Sylvia Watts Cherry. Click here if you’d like to buy the pattern on Ravelry.

The name ‘Amari’ is gender neutral, originating from West Africa, specifically from the Yoruba people where it means “strength” or “courage”. As a word, Amari appears in other languages; in Sanskrit meaning, “eternal”; in Latin, it means, “to be loved” and in Hebrew, “promised by God”.


John Arbon Textiles, Devonia DK. Shown in the Jewel Tones Palette. The kit includes 6 x 25g mini skeins, enough yarn to make the cowl in the colour of your choice. The pattern is sold separately.

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This cowl is a very special design, as it was made by Sylvia for her class at our 2023 Mill Open Weekend. Her Intarsia in the round class was such a hit, and her cowl was such a beauty that we knew we had to make kits for you folks too. The Amari Cowl is knit using the intarsia knitting in the round colourwork technique, to create a block pattern. It’s designed to use Devonia DK minis, and the kits we have created are based on the 3 palettes offered to class participants at the Open Weekend workshop.

Devonia DK

Devonia is one of our all time favourite bases. It is rather special to us as it is the first blend we created which was made exclusively using local West Country fibre, something we are now doing more and more of as we loves it! For Devonia we chose a beautiful blend of Exmoor Blueface, Bluefaced Leicester and Lustre breeds. The Exmoor Blueface is our local sheep and brings its wonderful springy nature, the Bluefaced Leicester lends its outstandingly soft handle and lustre to the yarn, whilst the lustre breeds (a combo of Wensleydale and Romney) add their qualities of beautiful golden sheen and fine drape.

Together they create a wonderfully drapey lustrous blend, with just a dash of woolly bounce. Whether you’re spinning your own, or working with our Mill spun, its a go-to fibre for any time you want a little swing, like shawls and drapey cardis.


One Size: Circumference: 57 cm / 22.5 in Height: 22 cm / 8.75 in


21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking.


US 6 – 4.0 mm