We all know that brioche is HOT. Why not consider adding to your skill set as you work towards finishing gifts for family and friends? The Hawkshaw Cowl by Kate Burge and Rachel Price (the ladies behind Spincycle Yarns) is a perfect project for new and experienced brioche knitters alike! Brioche is a great technique that works equally well in subtle and sophisticated palettes as well and bright, crazy colors. The color opportunities are endless and you could easily make only brioche projects for the holidays this year. Between the classy i-cord edge and squishy brioche fabric, the Hawkshaw Cowl is sure to please!
- Spincycle Independence (100% American wool, 200yds/183m); 1 skein
- Manos del Uruguay Maxima (100% merino wool, 218yds/199m); 1 skein
- US 9 (5.5 mm) 24” circular needle
- Two US 10 (6 mm) double pointed needles or one US 10 circular needle (any length)
- Stitch marker
If you’re new to brioche and interested in taking a class to learn the technique, check out the Brioche Cowl class offered by Barry. It uses the same yarn and pattern as recommended here, so you’ll be off to a great start!