One of the things I wanted to learn was brioche knitting. Made popular by Nancy Marchant, Stephen West, Andrea Mowry, Lavanya Patricella, Lesley Anne Robinson, and many more, this challenging stitch technique adds a depth and squooshiness to knitting that I wanted to master.
I had attempted a brioche cowl back in 2016 and just couldn’t get the hang of it. And I pretty much wrote off learning this technique.
But a year and a few months later, I tried it again when I saw this stunning pattern, Ghost, by Paula Wiśniewska of Polka Knits. I loved how a gradient mini skein set could make this transition of color in brioche look so cool.
At first, I tried it with this mini skein set, but it just didn’t look right.
I frogged it and decided it would make a better Game of Tones shawl which turned out fantastic.
And here’s how it turned out!
I love how squishy it is!
My project notes are here.
Have you tried brioche? It’s challenging, but once you figure it out, it’s addictive!