Brioche Stitch Cowl

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Squishy brioche stitch makes such a wonderful, buoyant fabric – it’s one of our very favorite stitch patterns for simple basics. Dawn’s Kennebec can be worn as a scarf looped over the neck, or doubled back on itself for a warm and dramatic statement piece. Yardage requirements have been given for regular and deep versions. We’ve shown samples in our worsted weight Shelter yarn, as well as fingering weight Loft yarn held double for fabric with even more bounce and body. Tubular cast ons and bind offs make this simple piece special – tutorials included!


  • Approximately 420 (560) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • Finished Gauge: 12 stitches and 40 rounds = 4″ in Brioche Stitch with Size A needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after wet-blocking
    Note: Brioche Stitch is wider and shallower than regular 1×1 ribbing and creates a particularly squishy fabric

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One 32″ circular in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 9)

Size B (for Tubular Bind Off):

  • One 32″ circular one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 8)
Finished dimensions
  • 58″ circumference and 8 (11)” depth; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after wet-blocking
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