When I decided to explore brioche knitting, I set out to create a reversible cowl in one-by-one ribbing, pairing Zauberball Crazy variegated yarn with Sueño. However, when sharing the design with one of my favorite knitters she said why not make life a lot easier and knit the fisherman's rib. I pictured a rather salty fisherman hauling in nets full of wiggly fish from the coastal waters of Ireland. Wearing a bulky, wooly sweater. When she explained it looks like brioche, but is worked with only a 2-row repeat instead of the brioche 4-row repeat, I raised my needles and said, "Sign me up." With this amazingly simple stitch I turned out a beautiful cowl. Try knitting this pattern in the round and let me know if you get hooked by the fisherman. Cheers, James
Using yarn A, cast on an even number of stitches, place a marker and join in the round. Work one row of 1x1 rib.
Row 2: Using yarn B, *K1b (insert right needle into the knit stitch below the stitch on the left needle, knit, slide both stitches off the needle), P1; rep from the *.
Row 3: Using yarn A* K1, P1b (insert right needle into the purl stitch below the stitch on the left needle, purl, slide both stitches off the needle); rep from the *.
Rep rows 2 and 3.
Finish with a row of 1x1 rib in yarn A, and bind-off.