Work through the Vines and Vale Shawl, a 2-colour brioche shawl, with this step-by-step workshop.

Brioche Shawl

What's covered in this workshop?

Take your Brioche knitting to the next level with this 2-colour brioche shawl; Vines and Vale.

This shawl starts with just a few stitches and works from there. This makes it ideal for learning with as you have only a few stitches when you begin.

This class works through every section of the shawl in a step-by-step tutorial from the cast-on right through to the blocking. You have the option of working with either a chart or written directions. As a bonus, there is a troubleshooting section at the end to help with common problems that are encountered.

Some of the techniques covered are:

  • Twister German Cast-On
  • Reading 2-Colour Brioche
  • Shawl Construction
  • Elastic Bind-Off
  • Fixing Brioche Mistakes

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Meet the Brioche Shawl

Press play on this video and Carol will explain pattern construction and some of the

tips and techniques you'll find inside this learn to knit course:



Wonderful movement and eye candy. Highly recommend as a statement shawl/work of art!"


Had not knitted brioche before so took me awhile to get the hang of it...especially trying to fix mistakes! But I do enjoy a challenge and have grown to love this soft and squishy stitch as well as the wonderfully soft Nua yarn. The colors I selected were Cerebellum and Frog on the Wall. At first I thought perhaps they were too close in shade and the combination was a bit muddy, but as the pattern progressed I warmed up to it and am now quite enamored. About half way through now and am into my 2nd skein of yarn on both colors....sure hope I don't run out! This should be a really warm and comfy shawl for cold winter evenings and am looking forward to finishing it."
-Judy Gowdy

Workshop Curriculum

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Meet Your Teacher

As with many Irish children she learned to knit while still in primary school and spent many years knitting cardigans for her dolls and occasionally herself. There is a strong history of crafting in her family; her mother sewed much of her clothes, her grandmother was an expert knitter and her aunt ran a knitting shop in Dublin.

Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. While both of these backgrounds are very different the influences can be seen in her design work which is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit. She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

Carol has been widely published in books and magazine and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals. The classes she teaches cover a wide range of subjects from cables and chart reading, through garment shaping and customisation right through to short rows and colourwork. In her classes you'll move from learning the basics to refining your knitting skills and fixing problems.

Carol Feller

Pattern Details


One Size


Width: 53” / 134.5 cm

Depth: 17.5” / 44.5 cm


17 sts and 18 rows = 4” / 10 cm in 2-colour Brioche Stitch worked flat and blocked


Stolen Stitches ‘Nua’ (60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Linen; 153

yds / 140 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g); Colours: LC: Kitten Fluff

(9810): 2 skeins; DC: Figment (9813): 2 skeins

Approximate Yardage: LC; 306 yds / 280 m, DC; 290 yds / 266 m in sport weight yarn

Note: All of LC is used, you may wish to purchase an extra skein to ensure enough yarn for the project.


US size 6 / 4 mm needle, circ 32” / 80 cm long or longer

Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.

Tapestry needle, lockable stitch markers

Would you like a yarn kit?

Curated yarn kits are available for all of our project workshops. You can find the exact colour that Carol selected or choose from the colours provided.

This kit comes with 2 skeins of each colour in 'Nua Sport' yarn and a cotton Blasta project bag.