IMG_7718__507x1024__medium2Gauge for Brioche Cowl – 16 sts to 4 inchesIMG_7649__839x1024__medium2

This set of mittens and cowl are a perfect way to keep warm this Winter. Brioche is highly textured and the addition of the cables really shows the stitch to great effect.

If you haven’t knit brioche before the mittens are the perfect small project on which to learn. The Cabled Brioche looks complex but the stitches are repetitive and develop an easy rhythm.

The basic cable and brioche pattern is an 8 stitch repeat so it is easy to length or shorten the cowl. Why not try it with a heavier yarn and larger needles – it would look stunning something bulky!


For the Mittens, 25 to 50 grs, 100 to 125yds each of two colours of a Sport weight or Light DK; Samples as shown were knit with approx 100yds each of two colours of Buffalo Skies, Trade Bead and Natural; 2.75mm US#2, 3.0mm US#2.5and 3.25mm US#3 dpn’s; cable needle; markers, waste yarn and the regular notions.

For the Cowl, 100 to 150 grs, 200 to 300m each of two colours of a Sport weight or Light DK – exact yardage depends on depth of cowl; Sample as shown was knit with 200yds each of two colours of Buffalo Skies, 50 grs each, Trade Bead and Natural; 3.5mm, 24 inch circs, cable needle, marker and the regular notions.

Gauge for mittens; 26 sts in 4 inches in stockinetIMG_8558 (1024x772)

Gauge for Cowl; blocked – 16 sts to 4 inches in cabled brioche pattern

Dimensions – Mittens; 9.25 inches long and 7 inches around

Dimensions – Cowl; blocked – 8 inches wide and 45 inches around