Wednesday, August 28, 2013

it's brioche, baby


I've got a new obsession. Brioche! It's a technique I've wanted to try for ages ... then earlier this summer, I indulged in some stash enhancement (Malabrigo Merino in assorted colorways ... mmmm) with the intent of making some two-color brioche cowls. And finally I am following through on my plans ... and I'm loving every minute of it! 


It's so comforting and mindless and satisfying--everything I'm looking for in a project while I'm in the midst of back-to-school, hurry-hurry-scramble mode. And I fall hard for any kind of technique that looks way fancier/harder/complicated than it really is. Case in point: you only use one color at a time with this technique. Each row is either a combination of K2tog and slipping stitches (with a yarnover that "floats" on top of your slipped stitch) or a P2tog with the slipped stitch/yarnover combination. The pattern I'm using is Purl Bee's free brioche cowl tutorial, but combined with the needle size/cast on used from Kennebec. So I cast on 90 stitches, and am using size 9 needles. Other than that modification, I'm following the Purl Bee pattern. Oh, and of course using Malabrigo isn't so awful, either! This is Apple Green combined with Jacinto.

I have a feeling these are going to be like potato chips ... I won't be able to stop at just one ...


 (a peek at the reverse side!)

9 comments:

  1. I LOVE how that looks. I am going to have to check out the pattern. Cowls are my favorite thing to knit and to wear during the winter!

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  2. Looks like a really neat technique. Love the colors you put together; it's going to be a striking cowl. Have a wonderful day. Heather

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  3. Those colours look great together.

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  4. Looking so lovely and squishy! I've added the pattern to my ravelry queue... I might feel like one of those when it gets colder!!

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  5. Oh my goodness - I've never seen this before. It's blowing my mind!

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  6. I tried that once..no luck. Your's is lovely though!

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  7. I love this technique and your colors are beautiful.

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  8. Oh that is really pretty, I love the colour combo!!

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  9. I have been trying to make this pattern for YEARS but cannot figure out how to even join the second color into the round the way it is pictured on PurlBee. Yours looks amazing!

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