Initiation Cowl by Hope Vickman

Initiation Cowl

May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
330 yards (302 m)
Approximately 10.5”/27cm tall x 25”/63.5cm circumference
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A perfect initiation to knitting Brioche in the round.

This cowl is knit in the round and begins with one color brioche knitting. After knitting a few inches with one color, the contrast color is added for two color brioche knitting.

It makes a soft, squishy, reversible, color-blocked cowl.

One Size:

Finished Measurements:
Approximately 10.5”/27cm tall x 25”/63.5cm circumference

Yarn Requirements:

Mosaic Moon Rowan (290 yds, 3.5 oz; 85% Polwarth Wool, 15% Silk)
-1 skein Main Color
-1 skein Contrast Color

Approximately 220 yds of dk or worsted weight yarn for MC.

Approximately 110 yds of dk or worsted weight yarn for CC.


Size 6 (4.0mm) 16”/40cm circular knitting needles—or size needed to obtain gauge


-Stitch marker
-Tapestry needle


17 sts and 48 rows per 4”/10cm in Brioche Stitch Pattern.

About 20 sts/4”/10cm in stockinette stitch.

Gauge isn’t terribly important. If this cowl turns out a bit bigger or smaller than the measurements above, it will still be beautiful. What is important is that you like the look and feel of the fabric. If the fabric feels too loose, use a needle that’s a size or two smaller.