Vertical Stripes Brioche Cowl (Free)
Brioche stripes are easier to achieve than you might think, and if you want to learn the technique, there is no better pattern than the Vertical Stripes Brioche Cowl from Cascade Yarns. All you need to know are knit, purl, yarn over, yarn forward slip one, knit two together, and purl two together. Many knitters are stumped by the language unique to this stitch, but replacing “brk,” “brp,” and “yfsl1yo” with basic knitting terms for the same results will have you creating gorgeous two-color accessories in no time. This cowl is worked in the round with only one color at a time, so there’s no stranding.
Finished Measurements: 9.5" tall x 28" long
Yarn: Cascade Longwood Sport (100% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 100g/191yds); 1 skein each #29 (Charcoal Heather) and #04 (Red)
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) and US 4 (3.5mm) 24" circular needles
Gauge: 18 sts = 4" over pattern stitch