Brioche knitting creates wonderful textures and patterns that are reversible. However, sometimes the fabric it creates can be bulky and more challenging to shape. With Lakedale, I challenged myself to design a shaped, stream-lined garment featuring brioche techniques. The jacket fronts feature small two-color brioche cable columns
that lend a striking visual impact with slimming vertical lines. Since the patterning is completely reversible, the collar can be worn straight or folded.
The jacket body is worked bottom-up with a two-color brioche edging. Front plackets and set-in sleeves are worked separately, then seamed to the garment body. The sleeves are worked in the round until the sleeve cap shaping.
(Sample shown worked in Size 36.5"/ 93 cm using Manos del Uruguay Manos Silk Blend (70% merino, 30% silk; 150 yds/ 135 m; 1.75 oz/ 50 g); color: MC: bing cherry 300M, 7 skeins, CC: nickel 3031, 2 skeins)
24.5 sts and 29 rows = 4"/ 10cm in St st using larger needle
18 sts and 28 rows = 4"/ 10cm in Brioche Edging using smaller needle
27 sts and 33 rows = 4.75"/ 12cm in Front Placket Chart
NOTE: See "Brioche knitting" notes in the pattern. In brioche knitting, 2 brioche rows equals 1 full regular row worked or counted.
|Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
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.