Knit in Progress: Chromatic Brioche Cowl and a Survey!

Knit in Progress: Chromatic Cowl |

Many of you saw a sneak peek of this beautiful chromatic cowl on my review of Homeward Bound (and whoa, that got us all really talking! I loved that!). The cowl pattern is free, but I got this lovely cowl kit from Knit Circus, and I’m so glad that I did. Who doesn’t love rainbow stuff? Yay rainbows!

Knit in Progress: Chromatic Cowl |

Yarn (the cat) thinks this cowl is very comfy. It passes her paw-press test. 

This is my first time knitting brioche, and it’s been quite fun to knit- really easy to memorize once you get the hang of it. The free pattern doesn’t include instructions for working brioche (if it’s new to you, as it was for me) but I googled some videos on Youtube and pieced it together. Once you work two rounds, it’s really easy. Ah, learning new skills! What did we do before the internet?

Knit in Progress: Chromatic Cowl |

You can see a bit of Gatsby’s fluff in the bottom left side of the above photo. 

Ravelry project page is here.

I love the colour changes in the yarn, it’s so much fun to knit with a great chromatic yarn like this and measure progress with the stripes. I also thin that working brioche in a fingering weight gives it a different look than with a thicker yarn, the stitches really have a delicate herringbone effect.

So…… I’ve been thinking about doing a reader survey for a while, and I’ve put one together that will tell me a little bit more about you guys, what you like, what you would like to see more of here on Knitted Bliss. I promise, it’s not long at all! And because I know your time is super valuable, I wanted to make sure you got a little something for helping me out-  at the end of the survey, after clicking the ‘done’ button, you’ll receive a 50% coupon for any one pattern in my Ravelry shop.

Click here to take the survey!

I’ll run the survey until Friday. I really want to know what you think, what other crafts you like to do, and anything else you would like to tell me.

Note to other bloggers: Survey Gizmo was way better than Survey Monkey for building this survey. No one is compensating me to say that- I don’t think either of those companies even know I exist. But in Survey Gizmo I could add a coupon code to the thank you page, whereas I couldn’t do that in Survey Monkey (without paying for a whole year subscription). Just better options for the freebie surveys, in my opinion.


  1. Stephanie   •  

    I took the survey because I love your blog, but the coupon code isn’t working on ravelry. 🙁 I went to purchase Hyperballad, but now I’ve found even more patterns that I want to make!!

    • Julie Crawford   •  

      Hi Stephanie,

      My bad! I fixed the coupon code, it should all be working properly now. Sorry about the delay! Now I’m waiting for feedback along the lines of, “you need to learn more about how to do coupon codes” 😉

  2. Jane   •  

    I just learned to do Brioche recently as well, and I love it! Such a great texture. Your cowl looks amazing in the Knit Circus 🙂

  3. Becca   •  

    Well, this looks thoroughly delicious! I thought it was a Stephen West design at first. Thanks for sharing, brioche has been on my to-learn list for a while now. And hello again, kitty cats! X

  4. jenny - prettycolumn   •  

    this cowl looks awesome! I’ve just completed the survey – can’t wait to choose a pattern to use my code on 🙂 at the risk of sounding a bit gushy, love your blog and just wanted to say keep it up 🙂
    also I have NO idea what Brioche is so I will do some googling 🙂 jenny xx

  5. Wanda   •  

    Brioche is also on my must-learn list (I signed up for a brioche class months ago on Craftsy – which is such a wonderful site because even if it takes years to do the class, it’s still there for you!), and wow, this cowl and its colors are making me think I need to learn it NEXT. Garment-fitting can wait… I need that gorgeous Knit Circus cowl! 🙂

    I completed the survey, but wanted to say in comments how much I love your blog – checking out the Modification Monday patterns are my favorite thing to sit down with FIRST, before I face the actual re-entry into my workweek. Now…. i must decide which pattern to use my coupon for… it’s just so hard to choose!

    And oh my – your kitties are so adorable!

  6. Lolly   •  

    Your cowl is gorgeous!! I love your kitties too, they’re so cute 🙂

  7. Tahnee   •  

    Yay for rainbows indeed!! Yarn is such a cutie!
    I’ve never knit brioche before but have been admiring some beautiful makes. This one really inspires me to give brioche knitting a chance.

  8. Bronchitikat   •  

    That is a lovely cowl. Just one thing, how do you get it rainbow one side and white inside? Two colour knitting?

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  10. Alicia   •  

    Oh man, wish I had known about the other survey software earlier! I e-mailed all my thank you codes BY HAND… sigh. 🙂 Noted for next time!

    Also, love that rainbow effect.

  11. Kim   •  

    Hi Julie! I have a quick question–I did your survey a few days ago, and just now finally had time to check out your patterns on ravelry, but when I went to use the coupon code it tells me that it’s not valid. Were the discount codes only able to be used through Friday? I know that’s when the survey went ’til, but I didn’t see a time constraint specified for using the coupon code…please let me know, thanks!

    • Julie Crawford   •  

      Hi Kim,

      Ravelry insists that you have an end date for a promotion- otherwise I’d have left it open for much longer, so I figured a few days would work. I just reactivated it, but the coupon code should be used by the end of the day Monday (April 27th). I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other challenges.

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