7th Avenue by Lesley Anne Robinson

7th Avenue

Knitting
December 2018
both are used in this pattern
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 7.5 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche stitch pattern
US 11 - 8.0 mm
365 yards (334 m)
One size: 66” / 167.5 cm long x 11” / 28 cm wide, measured after blocking
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Introducing my Street Graffiti Collection!! There are 3 patterns included: Queensboro, 7th Avenue, and Broadway & 32nd Street! You can purchase this collection as an e-book or purchase each pattern individually!

7th Avenue :: A luscious scarf with texture and color play chevron stripes, using extreme opposite weight yarns to achieve contrasting densities of fabric, knit using one and two color brioche.

This scarf is part of my Street Graffiti Collection, featuring 3 patterns all using the same brioche chevron stripes. This collection is inspired by the time I spent living in New York, and are all named for streets that are dear to me. In my heart, I am a true New Yorker. The Interior Design office where I worked for many years was in a building on 7th Avenue, near the fashion district.

Fabulous for last minute gifts!! Grab 3 different colors of Super Bulky yarn, and one skein of lace weight yarn to knit this super cozy scarf!! I used a kidsilk lace with super bulky to create a very interesting fabric. This is a fabulous project for hand-spun and artistic yarns as well!!

Skill level: Intermediate. Basic brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: knit, purl, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases, using two different weight yarns together.

Construction Notes: This rectangular scarf is knit flat from side to side, cast on edge to bind off edge. I originally cast this on to be a swatch, and then it just turned into the final product! The combination of Super Bulky and Lace weight yarn makes this scarf grow quickly and creates a very interesting final fabric. The pattern alternates between One-Color and Two-Color Brioche Stripes, while the lace pattern within causes a chevron in the center of the scarf. The One-Color Brioche Stripes use the Lace and Super Bulky yarn held double, while the Two-Color Brioche Stripes use the Lace yarn as the Main Color, and the Super Bulky yarn as the Contrast Color.

I wear this scarf tied in a knot loosely around my neck to add a pop of texture and warmth to any outfit.

This pattern is both written and charted for your convenience!

One size: 66” / 167.5 cm long x 11” / 28 cm wide, measured after blocking. Schematic included with pattern.

Yarn: 200 yds / 183 m Lace weight and 165 yds / 150 m Super Bulky weight
Main Color (MC): 200 yds / 183 m Lace weight
Color A: 55 yds / 50 m Super Bulky weight
Color B: 55 yds / 50 m Super Bulky weight
Color C: 55 yds / 50 m Super Bulky weight

Shown in:
MC: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace in Fly (light turquoise; 70% Goat Mohair, 30% Silk; 459 yds / 420 m per 50 g)
A: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Chubby in Bramble (peach speckle; 100% Merino wool; 55 yds / 50 m per 100 g)
B: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Chubby in Juniper (blue speckle; 100% Merino wool; 55 yds / 50 m per 100 g)
C: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Chubby in Swamp (dark green; 100% Merino wool; 55 yds / 50 m per 100 g)

Needles: 24” / 60 cm long US 11 / 8.0 mm circular needlec OR size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needle is used for brioche knitting.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter

Gauge: 9 sts x 7.5 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in two-color brioche stitch pattern (taken after blocking).

Many many thanks to Beata of Hedgehog Fibres for providing the beautiful yarn for this pattern! I would also like to thank my amazing tech editor, Meaghan Schmaltz notsorryknitter, and all of my awesome test knitters!!! I would not be able to do all of this without all of you. :) Be sure to check out their projects for some serious color inspiration!!