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.

Individual Pattern

Digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German
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Brioche Trilogy eBook

3 Digital knitting patterns (PDF) in English and German (Inky, Candy & Peachy)
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Yarn: 2-3 colors of fingering weight yarn

Yardage: 955 m / 1045 yards in total
2-Color Version:

  • Color A: 605 m / 662 yards
  • Color B: 350 m / 383 yards

3-Color Version:

  • Color A: 348 m / 381 yards
  • Color B: 350 m / 383 yards
  • Color C: 257 m / 281 yards

(yardage stated includes an additional 5% from the sample – the pictured shawl was knit with max. 1 skein per color A, B & C)

Shown in: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles Aimée’s Sweater (A – gray with speckles) and Hiloko (B – blue/green)

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!

Size: 220 cm / 86.5“ wingspan, 70 cm / 27.5“ at center

Needles: US 6/4 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Notions: tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers, crochet hook

Languages: English & German


There’s a video tutorial  for the i-cord tab cast on – it’s slightly different than in the pattern, but it will help you figuring out how it works.


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