Light and lofty brioche stitch makes the ideal wrap or lap blanket. Douro explores the possibilities of traveling lines in brioche, wandering from symmetry to asymmetry and back to regular ribs. The two halves culminate in a band of garter stitch fused at the center spine with the Joinery Bind-Off. Worked from written instructions, this pattern is a good way to step up from basic brioche knitting.
- 15 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
- Photographed in color Old World
- 2055 total yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 15 stitches & 41 rows = 4″ in Brioche Rib, after blocking
Note that for Brioche Rib, each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rows; when you count these it will appear that 21 rows = 4″
- Two 24″ circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
26¼” [66.5 cm] wide; 80″ [203 cm] long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Rib Cabled Cast On
- Joinery Bind Off