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Brioche stitch creates a beautiful, lush, and squishy fabric. This cowl is a great beginner brioche project to get you used to the brioche stitch. When I learned brioche I was taught it in the round, using two colors, and I find it much easier to start here than with a flat scarf.

Since the earliest brioche patterns were written in the mid-1800s and become popular in the Netherlands, modern day instructions are typically written for continental knitters. As such, standard brioche pattern language can be a little confusing for English-style knitters. So, to help our fellow “throwers”, we provided a break down of instructions for English knitters on page 3.


Skill level: Intermediate

Suggested yarn: Cascade Yarns Magnum

Yarn weight: Super Bulky
Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches in Brioche Stitch
Needle size: US 19 - 15.0 mm
Yardage: 70 - 123 yards (64 - 112 m)

Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle

Sizes available: one size fits most

Nancy Brioche Cowl

  • All patterns written in standard US terms.


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