Unified Field Cowl by Joni Coniglio

Unified Field Cowl

November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in brioche st.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
5.5 mm (I)
568 yards (519 m)
51¾" circumference and 8½" wide.
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Difficulty Level Intermediate

Finished Size 51¾“ circumference and 8½” wide.

Yarn Woolfolk Far (100% Ovis 21 ultimate merino wool; 142 yd / 1¾ oz): #02 gray (MC) and #12 plum (CC), 2 skeins each.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” circular (for cowl) and two double-pointed (for practice swatch). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook; contrasting waste yarn; blunt tapestry needle.

Gauge 16½ sts and 21 rows = 4” in brioche st.


  • This cowl is worked back and forth on a circular needle, beginning with a brioche provisional cast-on, then the two ends are grafted together using the two-pass brioche grafting method.

  • When counting rows, Rows 1A and 1B count as one row, and Rows 2A and 2B count as one row.

  • Slip stitches purlwise.

  • When grafting, leave the waste yarn chain in the provisional cast-on stitches until all the stitches have been grafted. The live stitches of the last row are placed on a strand of waste yarn that is removed during the second pass.

  • Wind grafting tails into butterflies to make them easier to manage while working the cowl or practice swatch.