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Cushiest Cowl

Designed by Nancy Marchant


Specs & Details

Suggested Yarn
Atlas by Modern Daily Knitting
Yarn Weight
Light Worsted
100% Rambouillet wool
15 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) Brioche Stitch
Needle Size
US 6 (4 mm)
Shorter (longer)
Yarn Amount
3 or 6 skeins
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Your brioche adventure starts here!

This is the cowl that teaches the basics of two-color brioche in the most delightfully intuitive way.

After simple set-up rounds, you’ll alternate rounds of brioche knit and brioche purl, combining these simple stitches with slipped stitches and yarnovers in a rhythm that quickly becomes muscle memory. It’s so fun!

And the reward is the snappiest neckwarmer around. Beware of friends and family trying to take it off your neck (and add them to your holiday gift list).

Atlas by Modern Daily Knitting [2 oz (57 g) skeins, each approx 145 yds (132.5 m), 100% Rambouillet wool]: 1 (3) skein(s) each A and B
Colorway 1: Tutu (A), Barn Red (B)
Colorway 2: Skyline (A), Truffle (B)
Size US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 24″ (32)/60 (80 cm), or size needed to achieve gauge
Stitch marker

Knitted Measurements
Approx 27.75 (55.5)”/70.5 (141) cm circumference, 8.5 (12)”/21.5 (30) cm length

15 sts and 42 rnds (21 counted rows in knit columns) = 4″ (10 cm) over brioche stitch

If you prefer, you may substitute any of the stitch patterns from the Dotty Wrist Warmers pattern (see pages 28–31) for the Brioche Stitch. If you wish to adjust the circumference of the cowl, add or subtract sts in a multiple of 2 (or a multiple of 8 if you substitute one of the wrist warmers patterns). Note that if you increase the circumference or length, you may require additional yarn.

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