One of the favorite classes I teach here at the shop is our Brioche Intensive workshop. I've been getting lots of requests for the Hawthorne Cowl, which I designed for the two-color brioche portion, so I've decided to share it here on the blog!
Gauge: 15 stitches x 20 rows = 4" in Brioche Stitch pattern
Size: Finished dimensions: 29” circumference, 12” length
To change the circumference, add or remove stitches in multiples of 2. Don’t forget this will affect your yardage requirements. Every 2 stitches will add or remove approx. ½” to your cowl.
Main Color: 1 skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted
Contrast Color: 1 skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted
US8 24” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
BRK: Brioche knit 2 together
BRP: Brioche purl 2 together
YF SL1YO: Yarn forward, Slip 1, YO. Also YOS.
SL1YOF: Slip 1, YO to front
Using MC, CO 110 stitches. Being careful not to twist, join in the round.
Rounds 1-5: Work in Garter Stitch, starting with a knit round.
Set-up Round (CC): Leave MC hanging in back. With CC, *SL1YO, P1, rep from *
Set-up Round (MC): Leave CC hanging in front. With MC, *BRK, YF SL1YO, rep from *
Round 1 (CC): Leave MC hanging in back. With CC, *SL1YO, BRP, rep from *
Round 2 (MC): Leave CC hanging in front. With MC, *BRK, YF SL1YO, rep from *
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until cowl measures 11.5 inches from CO edge.
Work 5 more rounds in garter stitch, starting with a knit round.
Bind off loosely knitwise. Suggested BO: *K2togTBL, slip stitch back onto left needle, rep from * until 2 stitches remain. K2togTBL. Weave in ends and block gently.