spud and chloe

New Pattern: Slanted View

I woke up in the middle of the night with an idea for a brioche cowl and my sleep-deprived brain convinced me it had to be the most epic, most awesome, most perfect brioche cowl ever made. So I lay awake for three hours (not even kidding) just thinking about how to work up the pattern. I should have just hopped out of bed and started knitting right away. But I think it came out pretty cool regardless of the lack of sleep it caused.

Slanted View


This cowl is worked in two-colors in a worsted weight yarn. The beauty of brioche is that it's a reversible fabric. The "inside" is the negative of the outside so depending on your mood, you can wear the cowl either way. 

Knit in the round, using two colors, the entirety of the cowl is worked in brioche. A 2-color cast-on and bind-off are used for a truly reversible cowl, you can wear it right side up or upside down. 

The pattern includes written and charted instructions. 


  • Spud & Chloë Sweater (worsted weight, 55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein each of ‘Manatee’ (Color A) and ‘Grass’ (Color B)
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 24-inch circular needle
  • US 8 (5mm) 24-inch circular needle
  • Stitch marker

Finished Size

9 inches tall by 28 inch circumference.


13.5 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches in brioche rib on smaller needle.

What color combination will you choose? I want to knit it again and again in a variety of combinations - maybe something variegated for Color B?! 

Happy brioche-ing!