Chunky Shortcut Brioche Cowl

PDF Knitting Pattern


This Brioche Cowl is warm, squishy, and airy, knit in 3 colors.  If you can work in the round and work “knit 1, purl 1” ribbing, you can knit this cowl!

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Want a matching hat?  Get the pattern for my Chunky Shortcut Brioche Slouchy Hat here

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

You Will Need:

  • US size 11 (8 mm) 32” circular knitting needle 
  • Large Stitch Marker
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle


  • About 120 yards of #4 Worsted Weight yarn in Color A
  • About 120 yards of #4 Worsted Weight yarn in Color B
  • About 120 yards of #4 Worsted Weight yarn in Color C

(I used Hobby Lobby “I Love This Wool” in Cocoa, Umber, and Ivory.)

Finished Size: 30” (76 cm) in circumference (un-stretched), 24” (61 cm) long

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