Eighth Knit Brioche Cowl by Shaina Bilow

Eighth Knit Brioche Cowl

November 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11.25 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Circular Brioche Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
420 - 436 yards (384 - 399 m)
One size
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This pattern is part of the e-book Eight Crazy Knits (and one Crochet, too!)

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Difficulty level: Intermediate

Eighth Knit Brioche Cowl is a cozy brioche infinity cowl that uses 8 different colors of worsted weight yarns, or as many as your heart desires!

Horizontally striped colors are paired with vertical brioche stitches to create a fascinating spin on a simple design.

Construction details The Eighth Knit Brioche Cowl is worked in the round on circular needles. Two-color brioche stitch is worked and colors are swapped out as desired to create horizontal stripes.

Skills necessary

  • Cast on
  • Knit/Purl
  • Brioche Knit/Brioche Purl
  • sl1yo
  • Elastic Bind Off

Sizes: One size.

Finished measurements: approximately 52”/132 cm circumference x 7.5”/19 cm depth.

Gauge: 11.25 sts and 42 rounds = 4”/10 cm in circular brioche stitch using size needle to obtain gauge.

Needles: US 8/5 mm 40”/100 cm circular needle or size needed for gauge. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Yarn: 436 total yards of worsted weight (CYCA #4) yarn in an assortment of colors.
Sample made with Yarn Snob “A Wondrous Worsted” (100% superwash merino wool, 218 yds /100 g) in the Festival of Lights set of 8 colors, 54 yds/25 g each.

Additional materials: stitch marker, tapestry needle.