Caen Cowl by Deborah Helmke

Caen Cowl

June 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
520 yards (475 m)
72" circumference and 11" wide
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This pattern is available from for $6.50.

This long, looped cowl is the perfect brioche project for beginners. Worked from end to end in the most basic of brioche stitches, this squishy cowl is seamed and has fringe added for a chic, cozy accessory.

The pattern for this cowl calls for seaming the ends together, but project editor Joni Coniglio has written up an excellent blog post on grafting brioche stitch on the Knitting Daily blog. It includes video tutorials and a free brioche earwarmer pattern.

Size 72” circumference and 11” wide
Yarn Malabrigo Chunky (100% merino wool; 104 yd 95 m/100 g):
• #148 hollyhock, 5 skeins
Gauge 11 sts and 20 rows = 4” in Brioche st
• Size 11 (8 mm) needles
• Tapestry needle
• 14” piece of cardboard

A limited number of kits to make this cowl are available at the Interweave Store!