Pibling by Carissa Browning


November 2022
Bashful Armadillo Merino DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in brioche rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
320 - 400 yards (293 - 366 m)
24 (30) inches around by 9.5" tall
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Pibling (noun): a gender neutral term for the sibling or sibling-in-law of one’s parent, such as an aunt, uncle, or non-binary equivalent

Plain double knitting transitions effortlessly into basic brioche ribbing and back to double knitting again in this versatile, reversible cowl design, which pairs perfectly with my Niefling hat!

Get 25% OFF when you purchase both the Pibling cowl and Niefling hat, no coupon necessary! (If you’ve already bought one of these patterns through your Ravelry account, you’ll get an even deeper discount on the other to sum up to $9US for both designs.)

Video tutorials are included for the two-color Italian cast on, double knitting, brioche, and the tubular bind off, making this an excellent skill building project for the adventurous beginner!

1 (2) (shown in size 1)

Circumference: 24 (30) inches / 60 (75) cm
Height: 9.5 inches / 24 cm
You are welcome to adjust the circumference and height to suit your preferences, but keep in mind that will alter the amount of yarn required.

GAUGE (on main needles, after blocking)
16 sts/24 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in brioche rib
16 sts/29 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in double knitting
Each pair of double-knitted stitches counts as a single stitch.

DK weight yarn in two contrasting colors:
160 (200) yds of each color, or 147 (183) m of each color
Shown in: Bashful Armadillo DK (100% merino; 218 yds/200 m per 100g skein) in Jamaican Me Crazy (A) and We Got the Beet (B)
Since this cowl is reversible, it does not matter which color you call A and which you call B.

US #5/3.75mm circular needle, in a length slightly shorter than your cowl circumference
US #4/3.5mm needles (optional, for cast on)
Tapestry needle

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