Sea Storm by Andree Beddoe

Sea Storm

April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 24 rows = 2 inches
in Garter (lightly steam blocked, not stretched)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
600 - 625 yards (549 - 572 m)
one size (8.5” peak-to-peak, 52” circumference)
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Sea Storm is a reversible brioche and garter cowl. The brioche pattern creates the waves that carry over and through the garter center. The project is knitted in-the-round, starting with a provisional cast on to work the first brioche segment.

In this pattern, I introduce my newly created Twisted Brioche Cast-on method to provide a steady base to work the invisible cast-on in-the-round over a large number of stitches. A photo is included of the cast-on edge.

To bind-off, I used Vicki Twigg’s Single-Color-Ribbed bind off, which provides an excellent proximity to my twisted brioche cast on. Thank you Vicki for the fantastic bind-off.

Other techniques used in this pattern include: 2-color brioche, 2-color brioche increases and decreases, and garter.

This pattern requires 2 colors, sock or fingering weight yarn, approximately 400 yards for main color, and 200 yards for contrast color.