either or by stevie may

either or

June 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in Brioche w/ Serenity Worsted
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
569 - 601 yards (520 - 550 m)
one size
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NOTE: Pattern Updated 08/20/14. Set-Up row for Section 1 corrected.

either or is a unisex cowl knit in three pieces with two different weights of yarn. Section 1 is knit in brioche with worsted weight, and the two identical Section 2 pieces are a simple mesh / lace pattern made with fingering yarn. It was designed for KeithLeonard / knits all done’s exclusive colorway “Keep Calm Keith” for Zen Yarn Garden, available here.


128 meters / 140 yards worsted weight yarn
393 meters / 430 yards fingering weight yarn
4.5 millimeter / US size 7 needles
3 millimeter / US size 2 needles
tapestry needle

Techniques used:

Brioche knitting - Check out Nancy Marchant’s website for a wealth of helpful information on this endlessly pleasurable style of knitting.

Lace / Mesh - This pattern is a great introduction to lace or mesh knitting, as it employs some of the simpler mesh stitch patterns.

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This is my first self-published pattern, so it is very likely there may be a glitch or two! Please contact me directly if you have any errata.

Skál! & Happy Knitting!