Part 2: Grafting Two-Color Brioche with the Unified Field Cowl

You found some treat yarn, knit your way through the Unified Field Cowl Part 1, and now you have a stunning, irresistibly squishable scarf. But don’t stop there! It’s time to turn your scarf into a cowl with a graft so seamless, you’ll struggle to find it later. Just follow our easy, two-color brioche grafting videos and you’re ready to confront any harsh winds or lumpy airplane pillows.

This tutorial is intended for those who are somewhat familiar with working single-color and/or two-color brioche stitch. If you are looking for a beginner-level tutorial, there are many excellent resources available.

For complete written instructions, photos, and illustrations for working and grafting the cowl, visit Free Unified Field Cowl pattern, by Joni Coniglio, from Interweave Knits Winter 2019.

This blog is part 2 of a two-part video series we’ve put together to help you master this technique.

Part 1 of this tutorial covers:
● How to cast on provisionally when working (and grafting) two-color brioche
● How to work the set-up row
● How to work the two-color brioche pattern that was used in the Unified Field Cowl from Interweave Knits Winter 2019

Part 2 covers:
● (First pass) Grafting purl stitches and yarnovers
● (Second pass) Grafting selvedge stitches, knit stitches, and yarnovers

 

 

Tools needed for working the Unified Field Cowl from Interweave Knits Winter 2019:
● Woolfolk Far in colors #02 gray (MC) and #12 plum (CC), 2 skeins each
● DK or worsted-weight cotton waste yarn for provisional CO
● Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24″ circular needle (adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge)
● Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
● Blunt tapestry needle

Note: For the cowl shown in this video, we used Blue Sky Fibers Extra (affiliate link), 1 skein each in colors #3514 marsh (MC) and #3518 java (CC), a size 8 (5 mm) cir needle, and size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook.

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