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


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.



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)

Additional Tools and Notions

Stitch markers (2), tapestry needle




Stitch patterns are written only (no charts).

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Price: $7.00 CAD

Purchasing options:

  1. Ravelry ($7.00 CAD)
  2. Etsy ($7.00 CAD)
  3. Craft Foxes ($5.50 USD)
  4. LoveCrafts ($5.50 USD)


The Wreckhouse collection is available as a Ravelry eBook! This means:

  • You can get all four patterns at 25% off by purchasing the Ravelry eBook (no expiry!)
  • If you’ve already purchased any of the Wreckhouse patterns on Ravelry, put the 25% off eBook in your Ravelry cart and your past purchase amount will be discounted from the price at checkout (also no expiry!)

Please note that I do not currently have a way to offer this promotion off-Ravelry. If you do not use Ravelry for any reason, please send me an email (allison AT kniterations DOT ca) and I will work something out for you.