Shown in McMullin Fiber Co. Squishy Minis (80% superwash merino/20% nylon; 90 yds./82 m per 0.88 oz./25 g skein) Smoky October six-skein set, colorways Bronze Age, Black Truffle, Birch Bark, Sugar Maple, Triton, and Smoky October
Needles: US 2.5 (3.0 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge, 16 in./40 cm circular
Gauge: 24 stitches and 58 rounds = 4 in./10 cm in single- and two-color brioche in the round
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 23 in./58.5 cm around and 11 in./28 cm tall; dimensions are adjustable
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The idea behind this cowl started with a perfectly matched set of mini skeins that called my name from across the room. I bought the set without pausing to think but also realizing that I would need to come up with a plan for them. It didn’t take long: That night, I had trouble getting so sleep because I started knitting this cowl in my head!
This cowl combines brioche stitch (in both one color and two colors) with those mini skeins for a squishy, warm accessory that is completely reversible. Although instructions are given for a set of minis with these particular specifications, it is easy to adjust the pattern to use a different number of minis or even leftover scraps.
To knit this project, you need to know how to:
- knit and purl,
- work in the round, and
- work basic brioche stitch using one color and two colors.
This pattern has been professionally tech edited.