Moire Cowl takes advantage of Carmen’s half-and-half speckle and solid, achieving a 2-color brioche look with only one skein. Columns of brioche rib in reverse colours flow into each other, creating wavy colour pooling effects in the middle. Lines of syncopated stitches add subtle texture every few rows.
Selvedge stitches make seaming easier - every 1st stitch of the row is knit through the back loop, and every last stitch slipped with yarn in front for neat edges. Leaving out the last few repeats while seaming to create a notch helps the narrow cowl sit lower for more coverage.
Moire Cowl is engineered for Gusto Wool’s Carmen yarn. It’s crucial to start at a point where the colours change, get the exact gauge and knit flat for the pooling to work as pictured.
This is a Brioche beginner-friendly pattern. The techniques involved are: knitting flat, stockinette stitch, selvedge stitches - knitting stitches through the back loop, brioche knit and brioche purl stitches, sl1yo stitch, mattress stitch seaming.
Suggested yarn: Gusto Wool Carmen Fingering Weight Yarn
Yarn weight: Fingering / 4 ply
Gauge: 20 sts x 31.5 rows in Brioche Rib St; blocked, relaxed = 4’’/10 cm square; exact gauge is crucial to achieve the same 2-color brioche pooling effect
Needles: US 4/3.50 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
Yardage: 440 yards (402 m)
Dimensions: 19.75’’/50 cm x 14’’/36 cm height
Notions: Tapestry needle
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