Knit on the bias, this large and cosy scarf or cowl features alternating sections of two-color brioche and stripy texture. It is surrounded by an i-cord for a neat and finished look. Because of the diagonal sections, it looks different every time you wear it and because it’s reversible, you’ll always have the right side facing out.

The scarf pictured is worked in four colors of Woolfolk Sno and Tynd. I picked up the light and dark of the marled Color A by using dark and light grays as Color C and D, then added a moody bordeaux color pop as Color B for an elegant and super-soft winter scarf with a slight halo. The yarn is soft as a cloud and a dream to knit with.

You can change the mood of the scarf/cowl by playing with colors. Use a marled or speckled Color A, a color pop as Color B, your darkest color as C and your lightest as D.

If you need visual aide or are new to Brioche knitting, have a look at the Brioche 101 Tutorial.


Digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German
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Yarn: 4 colors of (light) fingering weight yarn

Scarf: 1227 m / 1278 yards in total

  • Color A: 409 m / 426 yards (marled/speckled)
  • Color B: 164 m / 170 yards (color pop)
  • Color C: 344 m / 359 yards (darkest color)
  • Color D: 310 m / 323 yards (lightest color)

Cowl: 925 m / 992 yards in total

  • Color A: 319 m / 333 yards (marled/speckled)
  • Color B: 153 m / 160 yards (color pop)
  • Color C: 256 m / 266 yards (darkest color)
  • Color D: 224 m / 233 yards (lightest color)

Shown in: Scarf in Woolfolk Sno 01+15 (A = black/white), Woolfolk Tynd 12 (B = dark red), 05 (C = dark gray) and 02 (D = light gray); 100% merino, 204 m / 223 yards per 50 g skein

Gauge: 22 sts / 48 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in garter stitch (relaxed after blocking) – although gauge is not critical, it will influence the size of your finished scarf/cowl!

Scarf: 50 cm / 20“ wide, 200 cm / 79“ long
Cowl: 50 cm / 20“ high, 122 cm / 48“ circumference

Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) plus a second pair for Cowl

Notions: tapestry needle, waste yarn & crochet hook for Cast On (optional)


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