I’ll be releasing a new version of this pattern in the next week or so. Since we are no longer handspinning yarns fast enough to meet demand, i’m revamping the pattern to call for and accommodate Independence, our heavy worsted weight single! It’s gonna be HOT! Stay tuned!
Sure, you may say that 2-color brioche stitch cowls have been done… but we say, Never before with an i-cord edging!
So long sloppy little garter edge, and hello sturdy and skillful border that makes your brioche stitches proud!
Also, this cowl uses surprisingly little yarn. In the sample knit, there was enough yarn left over from each skein to make a second cowl, just an inch shorter than the first!
This is a great pattern for intermediate level knitters with the following skills: Familiarity with two-color brioche stitch knitting is a plus, though not required, as we spell it out in fine detail in the pattern. You must be able to knit in the round, knit an i-cord, and work the knitted cast-on for just a few stitches.
HAWKSHAW COWL by Rachel Price and Kate Burge for Spincycle Yarns
one size fits all sleuths and incognitas
… Independence from Spincycle Yarns heavy worsted weight; 100% American wool; 200 yards per skein; 1 skein for main color (Y1) and 1 skein for contrast color (Y2)
… 1 US#9 24” circular needle, plus 2 US#10 double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
… notions required: One stitch marker
18 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch on smaller needle
I’ve received a couple of queries about how to handle the yarn over at the end of Round 2 of the 2-color brioche stitch pattern. Yeah, it IS tricky. So…
When you bring Y2 over the needle and to the back at the end of Round 2, it’s really not going to stay put as you work the next Round 1. When you get to the end of Round 1, you’ll probably find Y2 hanging off the front of your work. Simply reposition Y2 by laying it over the needle. Then work the final p2tog of Round 1 with your Y1.