When it's not really cold, but still a bit chilly, a thick scarf may be a bit too much. So a lightweight cowl that fits around the neck is the perfect accessoire.
This cowl is knitted in the round in two-colour brioche. Two-colour brioche is a marvellous technique. With two contrasting colours you can create gorgeous effects and pattern. I especially love it, when brk-stitches cross and a lattice effect is created. The stitch used to do this can be combined in many ways. With this cowl it is combined with plain two-colour brioche to knit a diamond pattern at and offset.
The finished cowl measures 61 cm in circumference and 29 cm in height. Using Lace weight wool and wool/silk blend, the finished piece weighs less than 50 grams.
The pattern PDF is available via
The pattern PDF is 8 pages long and contains:
- row-by-row pattern instructions
- a chart of a pattern repeat
- photo tutorial for brioche stitch that creates the lattice effect
|Dark side (inside) of this cowl|
- about 400 metres (in total) of Lace weight yarn – in two colours. I used:
- as LY: Lana Grossa Fine (color 19) - link to the yarn's Ravelry page
- as DY: West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite Lace (color 741, Mayfair) - link to the yarn's Ravelry page
- 3 mm circular knitting needles (40 cm length)
- 2 stitch markers
- a tapestry needle for weaving in ends