Brier by Allison O'Mahony


March 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
197 yards (180 m)
One size (57 cm/22.5” circumference and 26.5 cm/10.5” height)
This pattern is available for C$7.00 CAD
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The Brier cowl is a basic cowl with a few clever touches that make it special. Knit mostly in squishy Garter Stitch, columns of slipped stitches add an element of style and also hide the jog that usually occurs when working both Garter Stitch and stripes in the round. The stripes follow the Fibonacci sequence; this provides a clever transition from one colour to the next and makes room for experimentation with different colour combinations.

One size

57 cm/22.5” circumference and 26.5 cm/10.5” height

Bulky weight yarn in the following approximate amounts:

C1: 90 m/98 yd

C2: 90 m/98 yd

Shown in Estelle Yarns Alpaca Merino Chunky (60% Superfine Alpaca, 40% Merino Wool; 125 m/137 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colours C1: Teal (219) and C2: Mid Grey Heather (225); 1 skein each.

One 60 cm/24” circular needle, size 6 mm/US 10 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

14 stitches & 30 rounds = 10 cm/4” in Garter Stitch, after blocking

Stitch markers (1 unique, 3 matching), tapestry needle


Stitch pattern is written only (no charts).

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