The Big Easy Kit
I learned to knit brioche in the fall of 2013 making essentially this same project during a local yarn festival and was instantly enchanted.
Brioche is such an interesting stitch, and once you learn it you can do some really incredible things. A lot of people I’ve met, though, have told me they find brioche impossible. And, to be fair, learning to knit brioche flat can be a headache. There’s a lot going on, and with all the flipping around, switching sides and colors. It took me awhile to get into the swing of it when I finally got around to trying my first brioche shawl in the summer of 2017, so I totally get it. The simple truth is the easiest way to learn brioche is in the round, and with this stitch it doesn’t take a crazy amount of effort to get a stunning end product. Pick the right yarns and let them do all the work!
It took me awhile, but I finally got to write down my “recipe” for the basic brioche cowl I learned on. I chose to do it in a bulky weight (though as with almost all of my patterns it’s really easy to change it up) so you can finish your first brioche project in a couple of hours. By the end, you’ll have an awesome, squishy cowl and all the tools you’ll need to tackle more advanced projects! --Angela
Each kit includes two full 150g skeins of Rock Star XL in our original sample colorway and a digital copy of the pattern. As always, our kits are packed in reusable bags, perfect for gifting or using to knit your projects!
Other Materials You'll Need
US 11 16” (24”) circular needle
1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends