Brioche Break Cowl


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    This marled cowl is a fun and easy pattern to use your leftover bits of fingering weight yarn. Hold two colors together throughout the cowl to melt and blend your colors. Simple stockinette stitch is knitted in the round with little brioche breaks between each section. This cowl is knitted in the round and then seamed together at the end for an infinity scarf shape. You can knit this cowl as long as you want by stopping early with fewer stripes or knit more stripes for a larger circumference. Dive into your stash and have fun playing with colors!

  • Finished Measurements
    52″ / 132cm circumference, 10″ / 25cm wide. Measurements taken after blocking.

    Fingering weight held double

    Hold two strands of fingering weight yarn together throughout the entire cowl, resulting in a DK or worsted weight thickness.

    Approximately 1800yds / 1650m total
    Color A - 180yds / 165m
    Color B - 180yds / 165m
    Color C - 180yds / 165m
    Color D - 180yds / 165m
    Color E - 180yds / 165m
    Color F - 180yds / 165m
    Color G - 180yds / 165m
    Color H - 180yds / 165m
    Color I - 180yds / 165m
    Color J - 180yds / 165m

    The sample used 1 skein West Wool Bicycle (50g) of each color.

    US 8 / 5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

    Tapestry needle

    18 sts & 26 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

    Pattern Notes
    In two-color brioche stitch, two rounds are worked for each counted round that appears on the face of the fabric. The first color is worked around and then the round is worked again using the second color. The next round is worked the same way, once around with the first color and worked again with the second color. When counting rounds, count only the stitches going up on a knit column. 2 worked rounds = 1 counted round.

    When you put down your knitting and forget which color you just used and which color to use next, look at the color of the yo in the row just worked. That is the last color you used.

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  • West Wool Bicycle (100% South American Merino Wool; 191yds / 175m per 50g skein)

    Color A - Morgaine
    Color B - Tangerine

    Color C - Berry
    Color D - Biscuit

    Color E - Pebble
    Color F - Mouse

    Color G - Green Olive
    Color H - Taffy

    Color I - Sherbert
    Color J - Aubergine