Color Shift Brioche Cowl by Shaina Scott

Color Shift Brioche Cowl

January 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 Brioche Rib
US 9 - 5.5 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
26" x 9" (One Size)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Wanting to give Brioche Knitting a chance? This quick project teaches you the basics of 1x1 Brioche Ribbing while keeping things interesting by incorporating some easy color striping techniques.

Brioche Rib is a fun technique that creates a super squishy fabric that is great for items that you want to snuggle into. This cowl uses a yarn with a long color repeat (MC) and a neutral heathered yarn (CC), but you can use yarns with more of a stark contrast for a bright pop or use more subdued colors for a subtle color shift effect. You can even add in more than just two colors if you’re feeling ambitious, just pick a new MC and CC for each repeat of the main pattern.

You can easily make the full cowl with only 1/2 a ball of each yarn recommended.

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