Benri Cowl by Sarah Brunenberg

Benri Cowl

February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche, unblocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
344 - 383 yards (315 - 350 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

This cowl is ideal for people who are new to two-color brioche. It starts off with a provisional cast on and a two-color textured section before starting with the sometimes intimidating part. If you breathe deeply and take a little time, this might be just the project where you actually master brioche. With just a few stitches on the needles, every row goes by in a blur and before you know it you will be done.

By the way, benri means useful in Japanese; I hope it will be useful for you, as well.

Finished size 55 ⅛” around by 6” wide / 140cm around by 15cm wide

Yarn Fingering weight yarns in contrasting colors. Feel free to use your favorite speckled/contrast color combination as well.

Sample used 55g (234yds/214m) of The Plucky Knitter Plucky Feet (4ply/Fingering weight; 90% merino, 10% nylon; 425 yds/389 m per 4 oz./115 g skein) in Lonesome Highway
and as CC 35g (109yds/100m) of Quince & Co. Piper (Lace weight; 50% merino, 50% mohair; 305 yds/279 m per 50g skein) in Pampa

Gauge 22 sts and 25 rows = 10cm in two-color brioche, unblocked

Needles One circular needle size US 5/3.75 mm, at least 24”/60 cm long or size needed to obtain gauge