Training Wheels by Lynn Garrett and Lizzie Goeddel

Training Wheels

June 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in brioche rib
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
one size
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Training Wheels is a simple but warm and squishy cowl. It is made entirely in two-color brioche stitch, so it is great for brioche beginners who want to practice, practice, practice their new skills. Because of the brioche, the cowl is reversible, where each side is the opposite of the other. Pick two colors that you love and wear it both ways!

This cowl is knit from the bottom up.

Finished Measurements
Height: 12” / 38cm
Circumference: 23” / 58cm

Yarn: two skeins, in contrasting colors, of one of the following worsted-weight yarns

  • Shepherd’s Wool Worsted (Stonehedge Fiber Mill, 100% merino, 250 yards/229 meters)
  • Vintage (Berroco, 52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon, 217 yards/198 meters)
  • Rios (Malabrigo, 100% superwash merino, 210 yards/192 meters)

The purple sample uses Shepherd’s Wool in colorways Plum and Lilac, and the green sample uses Berroco Vintage in colorways Mistletoe and Smoke.

Needles: 16” circular needles in size US 8 / 5 mm and US 10 / 6 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving in ends