Knitting Pattern PDF - Better Than Sex Brioche Cowl


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Please note that this listing is for the pattern PDF file ONLY; the cowl itself is not included! You can download the pattern immediately after purchasing. Your friends and family would love a gorgeous, REVERSIBLE cowl (all the pictures above show both sides of the same cowl!), especially if it was hand-knit with love by you!

The Better Than Sex Brioche Cowl pattern features a gorgeous staggered stripe design in a two-color brioche knit in the round. Learning to brioche was such a huge struggle for me, because there really aren’t many good resources out there for knitters who want to learn this technique. With this pattern, I set out to demystify brioche knitting so that even a beginner can learn! I have included detailed photo tutorials for everything you need to know about brioche, and you are more than welcome to message me with any questions you may have.

I used the amazing hand-dyed JOMA Mashmallow Rino from Fairlight Fibers. The colors are just magical and complement eachother perfectly! I also love the base, which is a deliciously squishy single-ply merino wool. It has a gorgeous thick-and-thin texture to it, so the weight varies from DK to worsted weight. Honestly, it’s one of my favorite yarns that I have ever used, and I think you will love it too! You will find a lovely variety of colorways available at

To use this pattern, you will need to know how to cast on, join for working in the round, knit, purl, and bind off; and I will teach you the rest! For materials, you will need about 130 yards of Color 1 and 160 yards of Color 2 in a DK to worsted (3-4) weight yarn; US size 5 (3.75mm) 16" circular knitting needles (or the size needed to obtain gauge); yarn needle; scissors, and stitch markers.

You are more than welcome to sell what you make using this pattern. You may not claim ownership of this pattern; you may not use my photos and/or instructions for any purpose other than to knit the Better Than Sex Brioche Cowl yourself; and you may not share, sell, or distribute my pattern in any way. If you have any other questions regarding this pattern, feel free to email me directly at thechesapeakeneedle [!at]

Don't forget to tag me on Instagram @thechesapeakeneedle and use the hashtags #thechesapeakeneedle and #betterthansexbrioche so I can see your beautiful creations!

Average review
So easy to follow along and such a pleasing pattern to work with.
May 23, 2018 by Brea Kehr
May 11, 2018 by Amy10580
I haven’t gotten around to knitting this up, but brioche is on my 2018 to learn list and this pattern looks like it’ll make learning a breeze!
Dec 31, 2017 by Amanda Roy
Nov 24, 2017 by musicalpoem
Great pattern! Easy and fun, perfect for brioche beginners. I love my new cowl!
Nov 13, 2017 by Déborah Zurawski

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