New BreeanElyse Patterns in Malabrigo Book 6

I have three new patterns featured in Malabrigo Book 6.

Mejilliones is a cowl knit in Rastita held double with rotating colors to create a gradient effect. Rastita is a newer yarn on the Malabrigo lineup but it has quickly become one of my favorites.

Juncos is a double-thick mobius cowl in Merino Worsted. Super squishy and quick to knit.

Sur is made with Silkpaca held doubled and knitted as a tube so that it’s twice as warm.


Geometric Cowl Recipe

The Geometric Cowl Recipe has several components that you can choose to combine in order to create a unique piece every time you use this pattern.

The possibilities are endless - yarn choice (color-changing, solids, heathers) and color contrast, multicolored or solid ribbing, to braid or no braid, mirrored or continuous colorwork triangles…

Enjoy customizing your own Geometric Cowls – I can’t wait to see the results!

Size US4, 24” circular needles
2 colors of fingering weight yarn – approximately 275-400 yards in each color.
1 Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle

16 sts = 2” in Stockinette Colorwork

Approximate Finished Measurements (Blocked):
24” circumference; 11” height (with braid sections)

Purchase the Geometric Cowl Recipe for $6.50

Fall Flux Hats

The Fall Flux Hats come in two versions - short & slouchy, and a tubular toque.

The Fall Flux Hats are great for those special skeins of color-changing fingering weight yarn hiding in your stash. With clean, uncomplicated shaping and brilliant pops of color, these hats are perfect for your Summer-to-Fall wardrobe transition.

Yarn: Any plump, single ply fingering weight yarn that gradually changes color will work.

1 skein Noro Taiyo Sock (color #5 shown) – used in short length sample
1 skein Noro Silk Garden Sock (color #304 shown) – used in long length sample

Size US 2 (2.75mm), 16” circular and double pointed needles

Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker

Gauge (Blocked):
Shorter Version: 14 sts = 2” in Stockinette St (using Taiyo Sock)
Longer Version: 13.5 sts = 2” in Stockinette St (using Silk Garden Sock)

Finished Measurements (Blocked):
Shorter Version: 21” circumference; 8.5” height (using Taiyo Sock)
Longer Version: 20” circumference; 10.5” height (using Silk Garden Sock)

Purchase the Fall Flux Hat pattern for $5.00

Pierce Cowl & Neckwarmer

The Pierce Cowl & Neckwarmer set is a duo of patterns knit up with bulky tweed yarn.

Yarn: Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky (color 117 shown).
2 balls are enough for either the cowl or the neckwarmer. You will need 4 balls to complete both pieces.

Size US 9 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Use 24” circular needles for cowl version. Straight or circular needles can be used for the neckwarmer version.

Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker (for cowl version)
Four 1” buttons (for neckwarmer version) - optional

Note** - The Neckwarmer Version instructions are written with an optional buttonhole row. You may choose to include the buttonholes or omit them. If you omit the buttonholes, you can fasten your neckwarmer with a shawl pin, brooch (as pictured) or small bit of ribbon.*

Gauge (Unblocked):
14sts = 4” in Double Seed Stitch

Finished Measurements (Blocked and Unstretched):
Cowl Version: 26” circumference; 12” height
Neckwarmer Version: 10” wide; 28” long

Purchase the pattern set for $5.00

Whelk Hat

The Whelk Hat is one of those rare, exquisite combinations where pattern and yarn combine to make a perfect project.

The pattern is written to feature two lovely yarns – Brooklyn Tweed LOFT and Malabrigo Finito – in two sizes, long and short.

− Size US 2, 16” circular needles
− Size US 4, 16” circular needles
− Size US 4 double pointed needles
− Long Version: 1 skein Brooklyn Tweed LOFT (Brown hat shown in Nest colorway)
− Short Version: 1 skein Malabrigo Finito (Ochre hat shown in Mostaza colorway)
− Tapestry needle & Stitch marker

Gauge (blocked):
− Long Version: 15sts = 2” in 2x2 ribbing
− Short Version: 17sts = 2” in 2x2 ribbing

Finished Measurements (blocked and unstretched):
− Long Version: 19.5” circumference; 9” long
− Short Version: 16” circumference; 7.75” long

Purchase the Whelk Hat $5.00

Hyacinth Cowl

The Hyacinth Cowl is a simple design, great for those looking to move beyond simple rectangles.

A few interesting stitches, including purl two together (p2tog), will keep more advanced knitters interested. The silk and cashmere yarn creates a soft, buttery fabric with amazing drape and slight sheen.

18 sts/24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
20 sts/32 rows = 4” in pattern stitch

Height: 11 inches
Length: 17.5 inches
Circumference: 35 inches

US 7 (4.5mm), 32” circular needles
Artyarns Ensemble 75% silk, 25% cashmere; 256yd/234m per skein; color #291; 2 skeins
1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Purchase the Hyacinth Cowl for $5.00

Inyo Cowl

With an inner tube-like construction, and an amazingly luscious hand dyed alpaca yarn, the Inyo Cowl should definitely be on your “must knit” list this fall.

The lofty halo from this beautiful yarn gives depth to even the simplest of stitches; Stockinette knit in the round flies off your needles.

Size US 10.5, 16” circular needles
Spare needle for grafting
2 skeins Anzula Inyo: 100% Huacaya Alpaca; 100 yards/skein (shown in Grace)
Crochet Hook & Scrap Yarn – for provisional cast on
1 Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle

Gauge (after blocking):
7 sts / 2” in stockinette stitch

Finished Measurements (after blocking):
26” circumference; 8” height

Available for purchase on Ravelry: $5.00

Also available as part of Summer Stack.

City Lights Cowl

The City Lights Cowl is extremely simple in structure – it’s the yarn that makes it spectacular.

Combining a strand of hand dyed MCN with a strand of sparkly mohair makes for a luxurious, dressed up cowl that sparkles in the sun and under city lights.  

Size US 8, 16” or 20” circular needles
Larger needle for bind off (US 10.5 used with sample)
1 skein Zen Yarn Garden Serenity DK (shown in grapestone)
1 ball Rowan Kidsilk Night (shown in color #614)
1 Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle

Gauge (after blocking):
8 sts and 12 rows / 2” in stockinette stitch, holding one strand of each yarn

Finished Measurements (after blocking):
29” circumference; 10” height

Available on Ravelry: $5.00

Also available as part of Summer Stack.

Indigo Swan Cowl

The Indigo Swan Cowl could not be easier. Or quicker. A mistake rib and semi-solid yarn make the stitches come alive. A simple two round repeat, chunky weight yarn, and large needles equal a fast weekend project. Perfectly suited to all types of knitting…for gifts…on raining afternoons…you get the idea.

Make one for a friend, boy or girl, and make one for yourself too.

Size US 9, 16 or 24” circular needles
1 skein Swans Island Colors Bulky, shown in Indigo (Or approximately 130 yards of chunky/bulky weight yarn)
1 Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle

Gauge (after blocking): 7sts = 2” in Mock Rib

Finished Measurements (after blocking): 21” circumference 9” height

Through September 30, 2012, this pattern is available for purchase from Doodlebug Yarns, or as part of the Summer Stack collection. After September 30, the Indigo Swan Cowl will be available for individual purchase on Ravelry.

Striper Cowl

The Striper Cowl is simple in nature. A stripe pattern worked in garter stitch becomes brilliant when knit up with a color-transforming yarn, like Noro Taiyo Sock. Knit this project in your sleep. Wear it with everything.


  • Size US 6 needles – straights and 24” or 32” circulars (Circulars required, straights optional)
  • Spare needle for 3 needle bind off
  • Main Color: 1 skein MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light, shown in Twig (Or approximately 420 yards of fingering weight solid or semi-solid yarn)
  • Contrast Color: 1 skein Noro Taiyo Sock, shown in #5. (Or, approximately 400 yards of fingering color-transforming or variegated yarn)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker

Gauge (unblocked):  10.5 sts / 2” in garter stitch

Finished Measurements (unblocked): 31” circumference, 15” height

This pattern is available individually or as part of Summer Stack, an e-book subscription of 8+ cowls & hats.


Riverside Cowl

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Pictured in Malabrigo Arroyo, Chircas Colorway

The Riverside Cowl can be worked in two sizes – small (pictured above) and large, which is big enough to double up around the neck. The pattern is written for the small size with instructions in parentheses for the larger version.

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Size US 6 circular needles – 16” or 20” for small size; 32” for large size
Size US 5 needle for bind off (optional)
1 (2) skeins Malabrigo Arroyo
1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge (Before Blocking):
28 sts/4” in 2x2 ribbing
24 sts/4” in whelk pattern

Finished Measurements (before blocking):
Small Version: 22” diameter, 8” height
Large Version: 50” diameter; 8” height

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Pictured Above in Malabrigo Arroyo, Escorias Colorway

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Understory Cowl

A sweet little cowl pattern to help get through the winter duldrums. As a little pre-Valentine's Day treat, I've decided to offer this pattern for free. Enjoy!

Understory Cowl

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US 10, 16” or 24” circular needles, or size needed to attain gauge

2 skeins of The Wool Dispensary Imperial Poison (shown in Tightrope)

Approximately 1.5 skeins used for this pattern.

1 Stitch Marker

Tapestry Needle

Gauge (After Blocking):

16 sts = 4” in 1x1 rib stitch and Fir Cone Lace stitch

Finished Measurements (After Blocking):

32” circumference; 13.5” height

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tribune scarflette

An abbreviated scarf knit lengthwise. This pattern begins with a textured lace pattern and ends with rows of stockinette and garter, slightly curved by the simplest of short rows.
Psst. Want a larger size? Simple increase your gauge – I suggest using Malabrigo Twist yarn and size 10.5 needles.

Size US7, 40” circular needles
1 skein Malabrigo Arroyo (#45 Chircas shown) - OR 335 yards of sport weight wool
Tapestry needle

14sts = 4” in stockinette after blocking

Finished Measurements (after blocking):
10” high from bind off to lace points; 54” long


tribune scarf & wrap

This easy-to-memorize textured lace pattern creates a wearable scarf and a snuggly wrap that looks great in a multitude of yarns. The pattern directions are written for the scarf version with the wrap version instructions in parentheses.

2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Scarf Version:
Size US 7 needles
2 skeins Malabrigo Arroyo (Pictured: Malabrigo Arroyo in Prussia Blue)
Wrap Version:
Size US 9 needles
3 skeins Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Pictured: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Natural)

Gauge (After Blocking):
Scarf: 5 sts/inch in garter stitch
Wrap: 5 sts/ inch in garter stitch

Finished Measurements (After Blocking):
Scarf: 10.25” wide; 70” long
Wrap: 15.5” wide; 58” long


lakeshore cowl


This cowl can be worked in two sizes – as snuggly cowl that fits underneath your jacket, or as the larger version that can be worn slouchy over the shoulders. The pattern is written for the small size with instructions in parentheses for the larger version.

Size US 17 needles
1 (2) skeins Malabrigo Rasta
Large cable needle
Tapestry needle

3 sts / 2” in seed stitch

Finished Measurements (after blocking):
Small Version: 22” diameter, 9” height
Large Version: 38” diameter; 11” height


subway tiles hat

Stripes, texture and slipped stitches come together in this sweet, lightweight hat. A great transitional piece, this is knit in a wool/silk blend, creating a nice slouchy hat perfect for spring and fall. Knit it in neutrals for a subdued look, or make it feisty with a punchy color combination.

Size US 6, 16” circular and double pointed needles
2 skeins Malabrigo Silky Merino in different colors – 1 skein for the MC (color A) and 1 for the CC (color B)
Pictured: Malabrigo Silky Merino (Blackberry & Manzanilla Olive colorways; and Blackberry & Smoke colorways)
1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle

26 sts / 4” in 1x1 ribbing (6.5sts/inch); 24 sts / 4” in tiled pattern (6 sts/inch)

Finished Measurements (After Blocking):
18” circumference; 9” height


roscoe village hat

A basic slouchy hat that you’ll want to wear every day. Knit one in every color to suit your mood. Instructions are written for the medium size with larger size in parentheses.

Size US 8, 16” circular and double pointed needles
1 skein Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Pictured: Malabrigo Merino Worsted – Med. Size in Uva; Large Size in Blue Graphite)
1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle

8 sts / 2” in elongated seed stitch pattern

Finished Measurements (After Blocking):
Medium: 21” circumference; 9” height
Large: 22” circumference; 10” height


slouchy pom hat

The Slouchy Pom hat was inspired by an adorable hat I spotted in Urban Outfitters. It was extremely large and had a pom pom that weighed down the crown of the hat so that it had a very attractive slouchiness to it. This is my version.

• Cascade Eco Duo (pictured in zebra) – 1 skein
• Size US10, 16” circular & double pointed needles
• 1 stitch marker

Gauge & Finished Measurements:
4 sts/inch in Stockinette
Brim = 17” circumference
Length = 10” from cast on edge to bind off