Starting Color Cascade a close up of the cast on

Starting Color Cascade

Lindsay LewchukAnnouncements, Brioche, How-Tos, Joy of Knitting (2023 theme), Pattern Related Leave a Comment

The Joy of Knitting wouldn’t be complete without some brioche!  After some deep dives into the process (cough Autumn Come and Terran), I was ready for a vacation level pattern.  Introducing Color Cascade – an easy brioche asymmetrical shawl perfect for summer knitting.  One of my favorite features is that the edging is worked contiguously!  It has to have a little something, something, right 😉.  But this edging holds a secret, it saves you from having to pin down your unused color!!! 

To help you “read” your stitches and get comfortable with the technique, I’ve filmed the first few lines of the set up.

Cast on it just above the red at the tail… the way you increase creates a curve. This is right side showing.

Check out the IG reels here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJqnzGrkb6/ – getting started CO – Set Up Row 2

https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJtK4jLGwN/ – Set Up Row 3 (both MC and CC passes)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJ0DPcplyL/ – Set Up Row 4 MC pass

https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJ1Czkpcck/ – Set Up Row 3 CC pass

Bahama Mama (bright blue to lime to sea green) is CC; Blueberry Pie (periwinkle blue) is MC

Note: in the videos, color Bahama Mama substitutes for Starburst as CC (the leftovers of which was used in another design prior to filming).

I’ve really fallen in love with this technique for edging brioche and holding the unused color. I hope you enjoy it, too. Happy knitting!

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