Color brioche knitting looks more challenging than it appears, but don't let it intimidate or fool you. You'll be surprised at how easy it actually is and get fantastic results to boot! No matter which cowl you choose to make, both are good introductory projects into brioche knitting and are wonderful additions to your accessories wardrobe, or that of a loved one.
Anacortes uses a basic 2-color brioche knitting technique. Anacortes is worked in the round in a looser gauge and is fairly easy really!
If you like Anacortes, also check out its sister pattern in a different brioche stitch, Friday Harbor. In photos, Friday Harbor is the shorter cowl on the blonde model.
(Sample shown worked in Medium using 1 skein each of The Fibre Company Terra (40% baby alpaca, 40% merino, 20% silk;98yds/50g); Colors: Sorrel (A), Olive Leave (B), Shale (C) & Beet (D).)
10 sts and 22 rows = 4" in pattern
NOTE: See "Brioche knitting" notes in the pattern. In brioche knitting, 2 brioche rows equals 1 full regular row worked or counted.
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Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also ...
Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also contributed designs to and worked with several yarn companies. Recently, I designed the Fall Collection for Manos del Uruguay yarns.
While knitting is my dominant craft now, I've always been a crafter and sewer. I used to make my own clothes in high school and made jewelry. Two years ago, I got a bit into silversmithing as well.
Aside from freelance design work, I am also have a couple of publishing projects coming down the pike. I also have a small boutique business, Crafty Diversions (craftydiversions.com), which distributes other designers' patterns and products to yarn shops and retailers.