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Two Colour Brioche Shawl Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Two Colour Brioche Shawl Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Anniken Allis

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 3 / 3.25mm, US 5 / 3.75mm

  • Techniques


    Brioche, knit, Purl

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What you need to know

Learn how to brioche stitch with Anniken Allis's two-colour shawl tutorial.

The brioche technique creates a soft, squashy, reversible fabric that’s wonderfully warm and cosy. Although it looks similar to fisherman’s rib, it is worked in a very different way and with just one colour at a time. Brioche involves slip stitches and yarn over increases; when you come to a yarn over on the following row, work this with the stitch it is paired with. Here, designer Anniken uses a long circular needle to slide the stitches from one end to the other to work along each row twice before turning. Choose a size that gives you the total width you prefer, and read through the pattern before you begin so there are no surprises.

What do I need?

Yarn: James C. Brett Top Value DK, shades 8422, 8475, 2 (3, 3, 3) balls of each
Needles: 4.5mm, circular (80cm or 100cm)
Stitch markers
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Tapestry needle


Width: 74 (85, 94, 105) cm
Length: 57 (57, 62, 62) cm

Top knit tips

Visit YouTube channel: Anniken Allis – YarnAddict for a ‘How to knit brioche’ tutorial

Use this three-needle cast-off to create a strong join on the shoulder seams. Place each set of stitches on a needle and hold them parallel in your left hand with the right sides together. Insert a third needle into the first stitch on the front needle and through into the first stitch on the back needle, now knit these two stitches together and slip them off the needles at the same time. Do the same in the next stitches on each needle, then use your left-hand needle to pass the first stitch over and off the right-hand needle to cast off. Continue like this until all your stitches have been cast off.

NOTE: This pattern has a correction:
Swap instructions in brackets for the two 'Row 2' lines to read as folls:
[] Row 2: [ A ] k2, (sl1yo, brp) to last two sts, k2, slide sts to opposite end of needle
[] Row 2: [ B ] sl 2, (brk, sl1yo) to last two sts, sl 2, turn

View the original correction to this pattern here.

Meet the designer

A lace knitting expert, we are thrilled to have author Anniken Allis in the Let's Knit Together family. Producing patterns for leading names such as Debbie Bliss, Knitscene, and Interweave Knits, Anniken also travels the UK to share her skillset through workshops. If you enjoyed making her shawl, why not download this picot cable sweater pattern next? Click here to see more of Anniken's designs.

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