Crosshatch by Jared Flood


August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche Stitch with Size A needle(s), after stretch-blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
880 - 1620 yards (805 - 1481 m)
13¼ (25½)" [33.5 (65) cm] wide; 76¼" [193.5 cm] long
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Two different yarns in contrasting colors combine to create a simple but intriguing scarf. Each pair of rows is worked alternately with Shelter and Loft in brioche stitch. Amplify the herringbone effect with a high-contrast pairing — like the sample is knit in Cast Iron and Fossil — or use closely related hues for a gentle glow. Imagine a festive Crosshatch in Long Johns and Cinnabar or a moody version blending Stormcloud and Faded Quilt. Stretch-blocking on wires opens up the fabric to further expose the stitch pattern and give the finished fabric a beautiful drape.

This pattern was published as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS. You can purchase all patterns in this collection as an ebook at


The scarf or wrap is worked from end to end with two weights of yarn used alternately—one strand of worsted weight and one strand of fingering weight.


Scarf (Wrap)
385 (715) yards of worsted weight wool yarn in Color 1 (C1)
495 (905) yards of fingering weight wool yarn in Color 2 (C2)


3 (6) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
2 (4) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Scarf photographed in colors Old World (C1) & Artifact (C2) and wrap photographed in colors Cast Iron (C1) & Fossil (C2)

Crosshatch can also be knit with Arbor and Peerie. We knit our sample with 3 skeins of Arbor, in colorway Mesa, and 2 skeins of Peerie, in colorway Cassis.


13 stitches & 40 rows = 4” in Brioche Stitch with Size A needle(s), after stretch-blocking
Note that for Brioche Stitch, each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rows; when you count these it will appear that 20 rows = 4”


Size A (for Brioche Fabric)
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Tubular Cast On; optional)
One 32” circular needle one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

A circular needle is required in order to slide the piece back and forth while working the stitch pattern.

Note: if you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

Scarf (Wrap)
13¼ (25½)“ 33.5 (65) cm wide; 76¼” 193.5 cm long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after stretch-blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

1x1 Tubular Cast On For Brioche (Flat knitting; odd number of stitches)
1x1 Tubular Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

3 out of 5