With more reasons than usual to weather the weather this winter, our Nightfall Cowl will wrap you in soft warmth from sundown to bedtime.

Nightfall Cowl | Purl Soho

Using a simple iteration of brioche stitch known as honeycomb brioche, this cowl’s super lofty texture captures the heat, while its squishy touch delivers on cozy. Follow our pattern for the double-wrap cowl, shown here, or whip up a single-loop version for a lighter layer.

Nightfall Cowl | Purl Soho

And knowing that the nights ahead may be require some extra comfort, we brought in one of the softest, coziest yarns we know, Cashmere Merino Bloom. In twenty-two gorgeous colors, we just added five new beauties to the palette, including this mysterious (and appropriate!) Night Blue. Bring on the night!

Nightfall Cowl | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

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Materials

Nightfall Cowl | Purl Soho
  • 2 (3) skeins of Purl Soho’s Cashmere Merino Bloom, 75% extra fine merino and 25% cashmere. Each skein is 218 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 300 (638) yards required. We used Night Blue.
  • US 6 (4 mm), 16- or 20-inch circular needles for Once-Around size, or 32- or 40-inch circular needles for Twice-Around size
  • A stitch marker

Gauge

14 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern

Sizes

Once-Around (Twice-Around)

Finished Circumference: 22¾ (53¾) inches

Finished Height: 11 inches

Sample: The cowl shown here is Twice-Around.

Notes

Slip Stitches

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.

Stitch Multiple

This stitch pattern works over an even number of stitches.

Brioche Abbreviations

YOS [yarn over slip]: Bring yarn forward, slip 1 purlwise, bring yarn over right needle.

Bp2tog (brioche purl 2 together): Purl next stitch together with its paired yarn over.

For tips on working the steps of Brioche Stitch, please visit our Brioche Stitch Tutorial!

And for a demonstration of the techniques required in this stitch pattern, please watch our Two-Color Honeycomb Brioche Stitch Tutorial. For Rounds 1 and 3, you will follow the instructions for pushing aside the previous row’s yarn over and knitting the paired stitch, demonstrated in Row 1 in the video.

Pattern

Cast on 80 (188) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Place a marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Set-Up Round: *K1, YOS (see Notes), repeat from * to end of round.

Round 1: *K1, pushing previous row’s yarn over (yo) to the left of its paired stitch, knit the paired stitch, slip the yo with yarn in back (wyib), repeat from * to end of round.

Round 2: *YOS, bp2tog (see Notes), repeat from * to end of round.

Round 3: *Pushing previous row’s yarn over to the left of its paired stitch, knit the paired stitch, slip the yo wyib, k1 repeat from * to end of round.

Round 4: *Bp2tog, YOS, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1-4 until piece measures 11 inches from cast-on edge, ending with round 4.

Bind off knitwise.

Weave in ends and gently wet block.

Nightfall Cowl | Purl Soho
Nightfall Cowl | Purl Soho
Nightfall Cowl | Purl Soho