There is something about Brioche knitting that I find especially soothing. The nature of the stitches, perhaps, or it might be the curves and swirls that can be created. Regardless, it is currently my personal favorite type of knitting.
So when I found this design, Marmee March Hooded Cowl by Kath Andrews, I knew that I not only did I have to knit it myself, I also wanted to share it with you all.
Please be sure to get your copy of the pattern directly from the designer either on her Ravelry page or her Payhip page. The cost of the pattern has not been figured into this kit which consists simply of two yarns we feel will work beautifully for this cowl.
Here is what Kath writes about this pattern:
“Go and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it.” (Marmee March, Little Women)
Marmee (Mrs March) was the solid foundation of her family and so this cowl uses a single repeat of the pattern that all the other shawls in this collection derive from.
This cowl is worked flat and a small seam is made after blocking that converts an unusual shape into a wonderfully warm hooded cowl.
The Yarn and Colorways
We do not offer the same yarn nor the same colorways as Kath used in her original piece. You can see what we have put together in the inset photo on the top picture on this page and again below it.
The original piece was knit using fingering weight yarn in two contrasting colors, 380m of the Light Colour and 360m of the Dark Colour.
Perennial is a lovely yarn from Kelbourne Woolens and is composed of 60% superwash merino/ 25% Suri alpaca/ 15% nylon. You can imagine how delicious that feels.
Each skein has 497 yards (454m)/ 100g.
The colorways are solid colors (or almost so) and we picked two we thought would look lovely together. They contrast strikingly and are fairly close to the colors the designer chose for her original piece.
Your kit will consist of one skein of Gold and one of Raspberry.
Yum! This will certainly be a happy cowl to brighten up the dull grey days of winter!