October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
780 yards (713 m)
One size: 28” / 71cm circ. by 16” / 40.6cm height at widest point, measured after blocking and seaming
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Every cloud has a silver lining :: Whisp is an asymmetrical cowl with wind and cloud lace, knit using the two-color brioche stitch. This cowl is worked flat, starting at the widest end and then decreasing slowly at one edge until binding off. The cowl is then seamed together, with the angled side creating a folded fabric to show off the Contrast Side, keeping the soft SilverSpun® cotton on your skin at all times.

Whisp is an exciting collaboration with Feel Good Yarn Co. and Backyard Fiberworks!

Skill level: Intermediate. Basic two color brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), simple brioche increases and decreases, seaming.

This pattern is both written and charted, for your convenience! A photo tutorial showing the special two-color brioche seaming technique is also included.

Size: One size: 28” / 71cm circ. by 16” / 40.6cm height at widest point, measured after blocking and seaming.

Yarn: 780 yds / 713.2m Fingering / Sock weight yarn
Main color (MC): 400yds / 365.7m
Contrast color (CC): 380yds / 347.4m

Shown in:
MC: 1 skein Backyard Fiberworks Meadow Light in color Coastal
CC: 1 skein SilverSpun® Sock in color Coastal

Needles: 32” long size US 5 / 3.75mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used for brioche knitting and to accommodate large number of stitches.

Gauge: 26 sts x 28 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in two-color brioche stitch taken after blocking.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter

This pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited.