Unicorn Cowl by Xandy Peters

Unicorn Cowl

March 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10.5 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche chevron pattern (green)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
190 - 220 yards (174 - 201 m)
24" (61 cm) circumference and 13" (33 cm) tall. (Ajustable)
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Everyone knows that unicorns are magical, and so is brioche intarsia colorwork. The stitch patterns in this project are no harder than any other brioche project, but the bright pink pop of color turns this pony into a unicorn!

The magical part is that this intarsia is simpler and easier than plain intarsia. The yarns never have to be linked. If you are already able to work 2 color brioche stitch patterns, this is a great first pattern for the addition of intarsia.

Videos of each increase and decrease used in this pattern are available on YouTube.

If you haven’t tried any brioche stitch before, you may want to try a simple project first to learn the terminology.

Finished Size: 24” (61 cm) circumference and 13” (33 cm) tall.
Each repeat adds 3” (7.5 cm). Shown with 5 repeats of chevron
(green) brioche stitch.
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande, 110 yards (101 m)
per 100g; 100% baby alpaca.
BC: 1 skein (90g used) Blue Ice Color 1285
FC 2: 1 skein (75g used) Cactus Color 3317
FC 1: 1 skein (25g used) Coral Color 6010
Needles: Size 10 (6 mm) 16” circular needles or size needed
to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 10.5 sts x 8 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in chevron
(green) brioche stitch.
Materials: Stitch marker, crochet hook, steamer, and blocking

Size Changes
Each added horizontal repeat increases the circumference of the cowl by 3” (7.5 cm). Vertical repeats are 3.5” (9 cm) tall. You’ll need additional skeins of BC and FC1 if you add repeats.

Yarn Substitutions
This pattern is fully adjustable. If you decide to use a thinner yarn, simply add more repeats and work rows 1-8 a few more times. Remember that brioche uses a slightly smaller needle than the size on the label. Fingering - #4, DK - #5, and worsted - #6.