Brioche and Garter are a match made in heaven – and the combination offers endless possibilities. This third pattern of the Brioche Trilogy combines Brioche and Garter stitch in a graphic textured shawl with i-cord edges.
The name is a reference to Inky the Octopus, who escaped his tank in a New Zealand aquarium to live in freedom in Hawke’s Bay – and to my sister, who loves the name Inky and couldn’t stop talking about it!
This is a great pattern for yarn with high contrast. It works as a two-color version or as a three-color version with a contrasting border.
2-3 colors of fingering weight yarn
955 m / 1045 yards in total
Merino Singles by La Bien Aimée (100% Merino, 366 m / 400 yds per 100 g) in the colorways Aimée’s Sweater (gray speckled – Color A) and Hiroko (blue/green – Color B) in the two-color version
20 sts / 36 rows = 10cm / 4” in garter stitch and
16 sts / 20 rows = 10 cm / 4” in brioche stitch (relaxed after blocking) – although gauge is not critical, it will influence the yardage and size of your finished shawl!
220 cm / 86.5“ wingspan, 70 cm / 27.5“ at center
US 6/4 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers, crochet hook & waste yarn for provisional cast-on