Wild Wild West Mini Cowl by Shaina Scott

Wild Wild West Mini Cowl

June 2016
The Dyeing Arts Smashing
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Circumference 23” (58 cm) Length 11” (28 cm)
This pattern is available for $4.99 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

Squishy brioche stockinet fabric knit-up in The Dyeing Art’s beautiful Smashing base was the starting point for this textural cowl. The subtle pinstripes on the RS reminded me of some old-timey photos of female gunslingers from the 1800’s and I just knew that this cowl had to have bandana shaping and a lacey finish. The WS of brioche stockinet creates an amazingly textured fabric that helps the variegated yarn shine with pops of color sprinkled throughout the whole piece. So give the top of the cowl a little twist when you wear it and let your W(ild) S(ide) show.

This fun beginner brioche knit is knit in-the-round first and then switches to being knit flat. This way you get a lovely drapey cowl that makes the most of some beautiful 50g skeins of fingering weight yarn.

Kits are available from The Dyeing Arts, just send them an e-mail if you are interested.

1 - 50g Skein each of Smashing by The Dyeing Arts in (MC) Plumage And (CC) Peacock - 60% Merino Wool, 20% Yak, 20% Silk - 190 yds (91 m) / 50 g

Needles & Notions:

  • US Size 2 (2.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) Circulars
  • Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle

23” (58 cm)
11” (28 cm)

24 sts x 32 rows /
4” (10 cm)
in Brioche Stockinet

Featured Techniques
(Linked to tutorials)

Photography by DoeDeer Photography.

For more information on the origin of this pattern, please visit my website. ^_^