Azora is a one-skein cowl that combines brioche and garter stitches for a bold and beautiful result. Its two-row pattern is also easily memorized, which makes for a quick and transportable project that can be customized to your liking!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Finished Circumference 27″ / [68.5 cm] x 8” / [20.5 cm] height
Gauge: 13 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Half Brioche pattern; 16 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter pattern.
Yarn: Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 273 yards [250 meters]/100 grams): Crest (1 skein)
Needles: US size 8 (5 mm) 24” / [60 cm] circular
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
Brk: Knit st tog with its companion yo
Sl1yof: Insert needle purlwise wyif, place yarn over needle to back, then between needles to front, slip st and the companion yo to right needle
Half-Brioche (worked over an even number of sts)
Rnd 1: *P1, sl1yof; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *P1, brk; rep from * to end.
Rep Rnds 1-2 for patt.
Cowl is worked in the rnd from the bottom up. Pattern can be worked from text or chart.
CO loosely 95 sts, place beg of rnd m and join to work in the rnd, careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: *P1, k1; rep from * over 56 sts, p1, pm, knit to end.
Rnd 2: Cont rib patt to 1 st before m, p1, sl m, purl to end.
Rnd 1: Work Half-Brioche patt to 1 st before m, p1, sl m, knit to end.
Rnd 2: Cont Half-Brioche patt to 1 st before m, p1, sl m, purl to end.
Rep Rnds 1-2 until piece meas 7.75” / [19.75 cm], ending with Rnd 2 of Half-Brioche patt.
Next Rnd: *P1, k1; rep from * to 1 st before m, p1, sl m, knit to end.
Loosely BO in patt.
Lightly block to measurements. Weave in ends.