Welcome to the Worsted Brioche Bandana Cowl KAL!
Not only will the Worsted Brioche Bandana Cowl keep you warm and cozy, it is also a fantastic project for learning 2-color brioche knitting. You begin knitting the cowl in-the-round, then switch to flat knitting to finish it. So, we will cover both types of knitting 2-color brioche in one project!
This KAL is the 3rd in our series of Brioche KALs. Each KAL builds on the skills of the previous one. If you are an inexperienced brioche knitter, we recommend that you start with the Basic Brioche Headband. It’s a quick project to teach you the basic brioche stitches. Then knit Daniel’s Hat, the 2nd project in our brioche series.
It is not a prerequisite, but if you have never knit brioche before, we STRONGLY recommend at least knitting the Basic Brioche Headband prior to starting this KAL.
In this KAL you will learn how to:
- Knit 2-color brioche flat and in-the-round
- Cast on for a smooth, stretchy edge
- Knit 5 common brioche stitches
- Read brioche stitches to aid in avoiding mistakes
- Use a lifeline so you never have to rip all your work out again
Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and knit in-the-round prior to starting this KAL.
- Worsted Brioche Bandana Cowl pattern (Purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy)
- Worsted weight yarn, 110 yards of color A and 100 yards of color B
- US 8 needles, or the size you normally use for knitting worsted weight yarn
Note: The pattern recommends using 16” circular needles. You could also use 32” or longer circular needles and the magic loop method of knitting in the round.
- Stitch markers
- Darning needle
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|Clover Locking Stitch Markers||$5.49|
These durable Clover locking stitch markers are the most versatile stitch markers. You can use them on your knitting needles or pin them to your fabric to keep track of your stitches and progress.
Malabrigo Rios is a hand dyed 4-ply worsted weight yarn that is luxuriously soft. 100% superwash merino wool; 100 grams / 210 yards
Hover over any color to see the color name; click any color to see a larger sample at left.
|Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash||$15.99|
Worsted Merino Superwash by Plymouth Yarn Company is a 12-ply superwash fine merino wool yarn. The multiple plies make it a nice “round” yarn – great for fancy stitch work! 218 yards/100 grams
|Shalimar Paulie Worsted||$34.00|
Paulie Worsted is 4-ply superwash Merino, Camel, Cashmere and Silk blend. This unique blend of fibers creates a yarn that is the ultimate luxury to work with. 100 grams / 200 yards
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General Tips to Improve Your Knitting
How to mark up your pattern for easier knitting
How to use lifelines
The many uses for stitch markers
Swatching & Calculating Gauge
Reasons to swatch for this project
How to swatch for this project
How to decide what needle size to use if you don’t want to swatch
Knitting Your Worsted Brioche Bandana Cowl
The Cast On
Two stretchy cast ons
Deciding which color to use for the cast on
How to knit in the round
Magic Loop method of knitting in the round
Stitches used in this section
Tips on how to read your knitting and avoid mistakes
How to figure out which round you are on
How to knit 2-color brioche flat
Instructions for brioche decreases
Tips on tension
How to ID which row you are on