Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Venture into Brioche with The Wild Wild West Mini Cowl!

Last fall I was asked to design a pattern for one of my favorite local indie dyers, The Dyeing Arts. They have absolutely beautiful yarns and their colorways for both yarn and fiber are astounding! Some of my favorites have names like Sugar Skull, Electric Slide, Divinity and Diamond. The Dyeing Arts is based out of Omaha, NE and I look forward to visiting their booth every September at the North Country Fiber Fair so if you see their booth at an event, be sure to stop by and pet all the pretties.

The Wild Wild West Mini Cowl is going to be the featured pattern in and upcoming month of The Dyeing Arts' Luxury Yarn and Swag Box. If you are interested in a kit, contact Tara through their website or sign up for the Subscription, I promise that you won't be disappointed because everything they have is amazing!

Save 20% this week only by using code: wwwmini at checkout

The Wild Wild West Mini 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.

Recommended Yarn:
1 - 50g Skein each of Smashing by The Dyeing Arts in (MC) Plumage And (CC) Peacock - 60% Merino Wool, 20% Yak, 20% Silk - 190 yds (91 m) / 50 g

Needles & Notions:
- US Size 2 (2.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) Circulars
- Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle

23” (58 cm)
11” (28 cm)

24 sts x 32 rows /
4” (10 cm)
in Brioche Stockinet

 Have a great week of crafting everyone! Remember that Saturday, June 18th is World Wide Knit In Public Day and we need to represent in whatever way is the most fun for you. I hope that you're joining us in the WWKIPD Knit-A-Long, but if not I hope that you go out and knit somewhere fun with people you love.

Shaina  ^_^

All Photography by DoeDeer Photography


  1. Love this pretty!

    1. Thank you!! it really is a fun knit, too! ^_^