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.


Digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German

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2-3 colors of fingering weight yarn


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
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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


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