Mix-Up! by Stephanie A


September 2013
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
Any size

Mix-Up! is a Two-Color Brioche Cowl.

I designed this pattern and handout to be used when I teach beginning brioche.

Yarn recommendations:
This project can be made from any two yarns. It is a great stash buster project for those odd skeins of yarns you have hanging around. You’ll be surprised when you combine otherwise unpairable yarns together in brioche. I haven’t seen a bad result yet. And every time someone pairs some yarns I think might be odd together, I am happily surprised and jealous that I didn’t have faith.

For beginners - I recommend picking one yarn that is either chunky or bulky weight, and selecting the second yarn as the same or smaller weight. Yarns should be non-fuzzy, have reasonably consistent thickness, and are preferable not dark in color. Pick yarns and colors you like, yarns and colors that are easy to see, and yarns or colors that are easily distinguished from one another.

Needle recommendations:
Chose a needle size based on the heaviest weight yarn you are using. Use the same size you would knit with that yarn, or you can use up to 3 or 4 needle sizes smaller to exaggerate the rib-like structure or brioche.

For Beginners - I recommend that you pick the needle size recommended on the ball band of your heaviest weigh yarn (or the size needle you would use to knit that yarn based on your personal gauge tendencies). Once you have the an understanding of the stitch structure and how it get s made you can adjust needle size to get the gauge and fabric you want.

Brioche all the yarns!!!