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Yarn: Set of six fingering weight mini skeins, using a total of approximately 400
yds./366 m
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

Obfuscation: noun, the act of throwing something into shadow or darkening it

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.
Instructions are included in the pattern for changing the finished dimensions.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.
You will get a PDF (3MB) file
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