Classic Cowl: begin!

Couldn’t resist the urge to start something new, and I’ve been eyeing Purl Soho’s Classic Cowl pattern for some time now.  There were already 4 skeins of the required yarn in my stash (Purl Soho Worsted Twist in Otter Brown), so I got started on Monday.


I don’t know much about brioche knitting but the texture of this “fluffy brioche stitch” is awesome; I think it will be super warm and cushy!  The yarn is really soft, too, and enjoyable to use.  Here’s a closeup of the stitches (although it’s still hard to really see the texture as clearly as you can in real life):


For some reason my ribbing is slightly slanted, but that should be fixed with a light blocking.  I might not use all 4 balls of yarn, though — it would be cool to save some for another project and I think even just 2 balls would make a very adequate cowl.

Well, that’s all for today, thanks for stopping by!

***Edit: and somebody asked to see the whole mandala ottoman cover from my last post, so here it is:




  1. What a beautiful stitch! I have not heard of it before. It does look like it will be very squishy and warm. And thank you for sharing the whole picture of the mandala cover. It’s so beautiful! I made a new start, too 😉 Guess those goals from January went out the window for me in February, LOL


  2. gentlestitches says:

    The ottoman cover looks great and I too wanted too the whole thing! 😀


  3. I am having problems with the stitch; it just T does not look good or like in the pattern with the staggered look, don’t know what I’m doing wrong, I did the sample swatch from their YouTube video and is so beautiful. When I follow the directions for the circle pattern it is awful! Help!


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