Hegg Braid Brioche Scarf by Nancy Marchant
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Hegg Braid Brioche Scarf

June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Hegg Braid
US 4 - 3.5 mm
660 - 700 yards (604 - 640 m)
8” (20cm) wide x 59” (150cm) long
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This past Spring I had the priviledge to teach at “Knitting in Tuscany” for Susan Wolcott, owner of Yarnability in Shepardstown, West Virginia. The Hegg Braid Scarf was created after a suggestion from one of the participants in this wonderful adventure. The Hegg Braid motif is created by working increases and decreases in one-color brioche.

I used 5 balls of Rowan Pure Wool DK. For an interesting variation, try working the pattern with a yarn such as Rowan Kid Silk Haze worked on US7/4.5mm needles and wet blocking it to spread out the stitches.

I would suggest using a plain medium-valued color yarn so that the braid really shows up well.