Leafy Origami Cowl

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The Leafy Origami Cowl is a 2-color brioche cowl, knit in the round from the bottom up. It features a stitch pattern that falls into mountain and valley folds, just like origami. The result is a delightfully three dimensional fabric.

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The beginning of the round moves forward and backward on several rounds, making this a challenging brioche pattern. The results are worth it! I’ve made several video tutorials to guide you through the increases, decreases, and moving the markers. The stitch pattern is adapted from the Under Dutch Skies stitch pattern in Nancy Marchant’s book, Knitting Fresh Brioche.

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Cowl requires 100 (120) yards dark color, 80 (100) yards light color worsted weight yarn for narrower (wider) cowl.

Blocking is magic!

This pattern is available through Ravelry, link here.

This pattern is also available from my Payhip shop.

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Thanks to tech editor Meaghan Schmaltz, and test knitters Ann Berg, Debbie Braden, Elizabeth Forester, and Wendy Sakai.

small cowl, with colors reversed