Billow by Simone Kereit

Billow

Knitting
October 2018
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 15 - 10.0 mm
145 - 155 yards (133 - 142 m)
29" circumference
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Do you find yourself in the Fire Swamp of last minute crafting? Maybe due to procrastination or an innate ability to have a perpetual positive outlook on your ability to bend the space time continuum?
Fret not, here is one of six patterns that can help you out of that sticky situation of needing a last minute hand made gift. Something cozy and warm, stylish and modern, infinitely wearable and lightning fast to knit up!

As far as the collection goes, this is probably the most involved and technical of the 6 items, but such fun to experiment with brioche!

Billow is a super squishy cowl that keeps your attention!
You will be working in a basket-weave pattern of brioche and stripes and this creates amazing texture with this amazing lofty and soft yarn.
With the generous skeins of Yana, a lofty single ply fine highland wool from Amano yarns, you can make two of these.
And the large gauge makes it take no time at all! So why not make one in the reverse colors for a good friend?


Yarn
Amano Yarns Yana (100% Fine Highland Wool; 175 yards / 160 m per 200 g skein)
2 skeins, 1 each of two contrasting colors
or approx. 75 yds/ 70 m (mc, lighter color) and
70 yds / 65 m (cc, darker color) of super bulky yarn
Sample shown in 1 skein each of #1303 Sand and #1304 Taupe

Needles
US 15 (10 mm) 20” or 24”/ 50cm or 60 cm circular needle
or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
4” x 4½” = 8 st and 20 rounds over one basketweave brioche & stripe pattern repeat
8 st and 16 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished Size
29”/ 74 cm circumference, 9” / 23 cm high

Notions
Stitch markers, one in different color for EoR,
(optional: 6 to mark pattern repeats)
Large darning needle or crochet hook to weave in ends