Remember this blog post, where I was picking out two colors to try a Brioche Cowl (new beginner brioche)? So many good choices and Malabrigo Rios has the colors and the squish to make your project extra fun.
I don’t know why I waited so long into my knitting career to try Brioche. I guess I thought it was hard. (It’s not.) Or that I wouldn’t like it. (I do.) Or that there weren’t cute patterns out there for it. (There are.)
I’m using a very beginner brioche friendly pattern called Training Wheels (free on Ravelry). I watched this video on YouTube to learn how to do it. Full disclosure, I did have to frog and re-start the project once, but after that it was smooth sailing.
My cowl is coming right along. The colors are a little lighter/brighter than this photo shows. When I get it done, I’ll have Paul take a photo of it where the colors show true. This one is supposed to be a shop sample, so I’m going to have to make another one for myself.
The fabric itself is so squishy, which I think is why so many people love this stitch. I definitely want to do more of it. In fact, I’m thinking of tackling Briochealuscious next. Andrea Mowry must love Brioche, too, because she does a lot of patterns with it.
I’m thinking about this combination of The Uncommon Thread Everyday Singles. What do you think?
I have been looking at other patterns, too. These look interesting: Lemon Difficult, Flyaway Twist, Luna, Baubles, Raina Shawl, Ghost Ranch, DK Brioche Bandana Cowl, All About That Brioche, Cabriola, and Icicle.
Do you knit Brioche, and do you like it? Do you have other fun pattern suggestions that you have enjoyed and that I might want to try?