I’d like to introduce… Briony: a new pattern (the first one I’ve written up in a long, long time).
Yarn: Rowan Alpaca Chunky in Dove (070) & Sparrow (071)
Briony is a longer cowl or circle scarf that uses bands of textural stitches to play with single row stripes and colorblocking. The textured areas are used to break up the regular striping, for a more interesting effect.
I worked my version in Rowan Alpaca Chunky, a Super Bulky, chain construction, alpaca yarn. The chain construction really changes the nature of the alpaca, making it much lighter and loftier, but retaining that characteristic drape.
For any substitutions I would recommend choosing a Super Bulky yarn that has a loftiness to it, but also drapes nicely.
The finished cowl is 9” wide with a 48” circumference. Doubled up it sits close to the neck. The end result is like an amazing, warm cocoon.