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Elementary cowl is designed as a way to enjoy some lovely yarn using basic garter and brioche stitches to make a fun accessory. 


This project can be a mix and match adventure. There are a few different brioche motifs available to knit which you can combine in your own unique way. Check the last photo for some ideas.


Or you can choose to work only with basic brioche ribbing and garter (*especially if you are a brioche beginner*) and still create a stunning + squishy accessory. The pattern is written for both fingering and DK weights. 
 
Many thanks to Marian of Marianated Yarns who kindly let me use her gorgeous Scrumptious HT fingering yarn for this design. (Blue sample)


I named this Elementary Cowl because the pretty little squares reminded me of the arrangement of elements in the Periodic table. Also, the project aims to provide the elementary skills needed for brioche knitting. :)

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Elementary Cowl is knit in the round with an alternating garter stitch and brioche ribbing pattern.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS


FINGERING WEIGHT
Circumference : 54" / 137 cm. 
Height : 11" / 28 cm.


DK WEIGHT
Circumference : 24" / 61 cm. 
Height : 14.5" / 37 cm.


YARN REQUIREMENTS

FINGERING WEIGHT
701 yards / 641 m of fingering weight yarn.
374 yards / 342 m of MC 
327 yards / 299 m of CC
DK WEIGHT
408 yards / 373 m of DK weight yarn.
203 yards / 186 m of MC 
205 yards / 187 m of CC


YARN USED IN SAMPLE

FINGERING WEIGHT
Marinated Yarns Scrumptious HT, 80% SW Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon 
400 yards / 366m per 100g / 4 oz in 
Indigo Bunting colorway for MC
Marsh Lights colorway for CC


DK WEIGHT
MC: The Croft Shetland Colors, 100% Shetland Islands Wool, 
246 yards / 225m per 100g / 4 oz in Sandove colorway.
CC: Lavender Lune Yarn Co, 100% SW Merino, 
231 yards / 211m per 100g / 4 oz in Wild Horses colorway. 


NEEDLES USED

4mm / US 6 circular needles minimum 32" / 80cm used, 
for both fingering and DK versions. 


GAUGE

FINGERING WEIGHT
19 sts and 46 rnds = 4" / 10cm, in Brioche Rib Pattern Stitch, in the round, washed and blocked.
20 sts and 40 rnds = 4" / 10cm, in Garter Stitch, in the round, washed and blocked.


DK WEIGHT
20 sts and 40 rnds = 4" / 10cm, in Brioche Rib Pattern Stitch, in the round, washed and blocked.
20 sts and 40 rnds = 4" / 10cm, in Garter Stitch, in the round, washed and blocked.


Gauge is not particularly important in this project. However please know that your finished measurements and yardage requirements  would vary accordingly. 


NOTIONS

1 stitch marker, Tapestry Needle.
Optional:  21 and 9 stitch markers for fingering weight and DK weight projects respectively, to mark stitch repeats. 


TECHNIQUES USED

Brioche: Brk, Brp, brk4yobrk, br4stinc, brLsldec, brRsldec.


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