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Wild Wild West Cowl

Wild Wild West Cowl

Squishy brioche stockinet fabric knit-up in The Dyeing Art’s beautiful Smashing base was the starting point for this textural cowl. The subtle pinstripes on the RS reminded me of some old-timey photos of female gunslingers from the 1800’s and I just knew that this cowl had to have bandana shaping and a lacey finish. The WS of brioche stockinet creates an amazingly textured fabric that helps the variegated yarn shine with pops of color sprinkled throughout the whole piece. So give the top of the cowl a little twist when you wear it and let your W(ild) S(ide) show.


This fun beginner brioche knit is knit in-the-round first and then switches to being knit flat. This way you get a lovely drapey cowl that makes the most of some beautiful 50g skeins of fingering weight yarn.

  • ​​​​​​​Size

    Circumference 23” (58 cm) Length 11” (28 cm)

  • Yarn

    380 total yds (348 total m) - Two 50g mini-skeins

    Sample Used:

    The Dyeing Arts


    60/20/20 Merino Wool/Yak/Silk

    190 yds (174 m) / 50 g


    In the Colorways:

    MC - Plumage
    CC - Peacock

  • Needles

    US Size 2 (2.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) Circulars
    or size and preferred needle type to obtain gauge

  • Notions

    • Scissors
    • Stitch Markers
    • Tapestry Needle
  • Gauge

    24 sts x 32 rows / 4” (10 cm) in Brioche Stockinette, blocked

  • Stitches Used

  • Notes

    Pattern includes links to relevant tutorials. Tutorials are also posted to the the YumiYarns Tutorials page.

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