The Midnight Cowl

The Midnight Cowl

It’s time to do some Brioche Knitting! Brioche knitting was super intimidating to me when I first saw it. So much so that I just wrote it off and decided that was a skill I might not ever learn. And then one weekend I sat down and decided I needed to try to wrap my head around it one more time. I figured big, chunky yarn was the way to go, as this would be the best way to see the stitches and would also make for a quick project. This is how The knit Midnight Cowl was born. And once I figured it out, I was up waaaay past my bedtime. You will be too.

Several of my testers had never attempted Brioche Knitting before. With the help of this pattern they completed their knit Midnight Cowls beautifully! I encourage you to give it a shot!

knit the midnight cowl

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Needle size:

US 13/9mm 29″ circular knitting needles

Yarn: Any Super Bulky/Weight 6 Yarn

If you’re going to use two colors, pick a main color and a contrasting color. This can also be done in a solid color. You will need a minimum of 81 yards per color (162 yards total at minimum).

brioche knitting

FitThis cowl will be long when you finish it. It will be in the range of 27-30” finished. It is meant to wrap once to create a double wrapped cowl. The width will be around 6.5” wide.


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