Ghost Brioche Shawl

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.

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I frogged it and decided it would make a better Game of Tones shawl which turned out fantastic.

Later, I found these at Eat Sleep Knit. They’re Sweet Georgia Yarns Party of Five in colorway Graphite and Malabrigo Yarn Sock in colorway Light of Love.

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!

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