Lambspun’s beautiful Braided Brioche Cowl is knit from a two-color brioche knitting pattern. This kit includes Rowan’s Island Blend Light yarn in two contrasting colors. What a stylish and warm addition to your winter accessories!
Brioche knitting uses “tucked stitches”. In this type of knitting, yarn overs are knitted together with a slipped stitch from the previous row to create beautiful patterns. The result is a very warm, double-thick garment.
Included in the kit:
- Yarn: Rowan Island Blend Light (70% Falkland fine merino, 15% baby alpaca, 15% silk) 1 skein( ~137 yards) each of contrasting colors
- Pattern: Designed for Lambspun by Tiina Mitchell; Brioche pattern by Nancy Merchant
Not included in the kit, but available from Lambspun:
- Needles US 7 (4.5 mm)
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
Size: One size
Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this project, but will vary the size of the cowl
Did you know? The word “cowl” is derived from the Latin word cuculla, meaning “a hood”. It originally referred to the hooded portion of a cloak, particularly the cloaks worn by monks during the early Middle Ages in Northern Europe. More recently, the word has come to mean “a draped neckline on a woman’s garment”. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary also defines “cowl” as a chimney covering designed to improve the draft, and the top portion of the front part of an automobile body forward of the two front doors to which are attached the windshield and instrument board. Something to think about while you are wearing your beautiful Braided Brioche Cowl!