Orbit Cowl by Lisa R. Myers

Orbit Cowl

July 2023
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche knitting, relaxed
US 4 - 3.5 mm
287 yards (262 m)
Approximately 23½” circumference x 8” deep
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Marla and Sami Collection

Marla is made from 2 strands of lighter-weight yarn that have been dyed separately and then plied together. When worked, Marla creates a marled fabric, where the colors are uniquely distributed. Sami, the semi-solid DK-weight sister to Marla, has a palette of 11 coordinating colors!

Brioche ribs change color in a swirl around a simple cowl, letting one tweedy color of Marla share the spotlight with a semi-solid Sami. The technique is much easier than it looks: all it takes is moving a ring marker over a couple stitches every few rounds.


Approximately 23½” circumference x 8” deep

Manos del Uruguay SAMI (100% superwash merino; approx. 273 yds / 100g), 1 sk
Manos del Uruguay MARLA (100% superwash merino; approx. 273 yds / 100g), 1 sk

Shown in Sami Y2612 Peonies (A) with
Marla K600 Twilight (B)

US 4 / 3.5mm 16” circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
3 distinct stitch markers
Tapestry needle

18 sts and 52 rnds = 4” in Brioche knitting, relaxed

One skein each of Sami and Marla provides enough yarn for two cowls.

At end of round, always drop old color at back of work; at beginning of round, always pick up new color from underneath old color to secure it.