Bricken by Felicity Ford


March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
1083 - 1088 yards (990 - 995 m)
One size: 11.5cm wide (width when laid flat) x 165cm circumference (after grafting)
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Pattern Notes

Bricken is worked as a tube in the round, then a twist is added (if desired) and the ends are grafted together.

Gauge & Needles

32 sts/35 rounds to 10cm/4” over colourwork pattern using gauge-size needles. Samples knit with 2.5mm (UK 13-12/US 1½) needles; use your preferred needles for working small-diameter projects in the round. Work and block a swatch in the round. You will also need a second set of gauge-size needles for grafting the ends together.


  1. Stitch marker
  2. 2g/10m of smooth waste yarn, similar in weight to your working yarn in a colour that contrasts with your cowl
  3. 2.5mm (UK 13-12/US 1½) crochet hook or same size as gauge needles
  4. Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Sample used Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight in the following shades and quantities:
81 (Soft Black) 35m/7g
122 (Dark Heathery Terracotta) 50m/10g
FC43 (Biscuit) 50m/10g
FC38 (Heathery Terracotta) 65m/13g
125 (Orange Red) 75m/15g
78 (Lilac Grey) 80m/16g
203 (Pale Grey) 85m/17g
1281 (Heathery Caramel) 85m/17g
27 (Medium Grey) 115m/23g
54 (Dark Grey) 130m/26g
96 (Pale Lemon Yellow) 135m/27g