Wreckhouse is an area of Newfoundland named for its extreme winds. While the Newfoundland Railway was still in operation, the winds would occasionally blow railway cars off the tracks, and transport trucks are occasionally blown off the road to this day.

The Wreckhouse cowl is knit in thick, dense, Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, making it a stylish but also truly functional winter accessory. The honeycomb pockets trap warm air, making this close-fitting cowl an effective barrier against the briskest of winter winds. And if the thermal fabric gets too warm, the cowl can be worn partially unbuttoned (a stylish and practical option).



One size


51 cm/20” circumference and 24 cm/9.5” height


201 m/220 yd worsted weight yarn*
4 x 15 mm/9/16” buttons

*Shown in Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers (100% Wool; 201 m/220 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colour River Rock (2441).


Size A (for Honeycomb Brioche Stitch body)

One 60 cm/24” circular needle, size 4 mm/US 6 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Size B (for Brioche Stitch ribbing)

One 60 cm/24” circular needle, size 3.75 mm/US 5 (or one size smaller than Size A)


16.5 stitches & 24 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, after wet blocking

Note: Please take time to check gauge. Changes in gauge will affect the amount of yarn used and could result in requiring more than one skein.


Stitch markers (2), tapestry needle



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Price: $7.00 CAD

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