Practical and statement – just a cacophony of brioche, short rows with bobbles, a pop of lurex and a framing of hairy loopy yarn – something large and voluminous; to wrap and envelop. Worked in techniques that are not too much of a challenge. Ending in a large 'use up all the yarn' tassel.
Brioche knitting may have originated in the Middle East. However, the term brioche seems to have derived from French slang for ‘mistake’. The name might be a reference to the brioche bread roll, which is formed of two pieces, one stacked atop the other.
4mm 80cm circular needle, worked forward and backwards + sewing-up needle
FINISHED SIZE: (when washed and blocked) length 170cm, width 190cm
GAUGE: 20sts and 24rows to 10cms on 4mm needles worked in stocking st (however, the exact gauge is not important)
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl | R: row st/sts: stitch/stitches RS / WS: right-side facing / wrong-side facing k2tog: k2 sts together as one (decrease) MB: (RS: k,p,k,p,k) into one st, turn, WS: k5, turn, RS k5, turn, WS k2tog, k1, k2tog, turn, RS cdd (central double decrease: slip one st without working, k2tog, pass slipped-st over), continue to work yo: yarn-over - starting at front of work pass yarn over needle to the back. When you reach a yo on next row, work as directed. This should create a hole.