Freitag, 8. Oktober 2021

Crossbeams Cowl

 Two-colour brioche is a marvellous technique. It creates a lovely, squishy texture that is really comforable to wear. Plus, it can be used to create quite intricate geometric patterns. 

For this cowl a criss-cross pattern is used, a stitch that combines an increase and a decrease.  Since it is brioche, both sides will look nice.  

The whole piece is knitted flat and the end product will look seamless. This means that it starts with a provisional cast-on and is finished by grafting in two-colour brioche. 

The pattern PDF is available via

This pattern PDF is  pages long and contains

  • row-by-row pattern instructions
  • a chart of a pattern repeat
  • photo tutorials for the techniques you need for this piece:
    • brk4dec4inc
    • provisional cast on (with crochet hook and scrap yarn)
    • grafting in two-colour brioche

To knit this cowl (in double length, i.e. to fit twice around your neck) you will need the following materials

  • a total of 180 grams  (about 730 metres) of fingering weight yarn – in two colours, i.e. 90 grams of each color; I used Malabrigo sock yarn (merino) 
  • 3.5 mm knitting needles – circulars or other needles with two points
  • a cable needle
  • crochet hook and scrap yarn
  • a tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends