Lantern Brioche by Ekaterina Filippova-Blanchard

Lantern Brioche

Knitting
January 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche Rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 - 750 yards (402 - 686 m)
Toddler (Child S, Child M) Adult
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This soft scarf and hat set knit in a combination of the brioche rib and syncopated cables is the perfect accessory for the cold winter months.
The hat begins at the bottom with long brioche rib followed by the Lantern Brioche pattern through body and crown. First, brim is worked flat to form a split and then in the round, with possibility to fold it up and wear the hat fitted for ultra warmth or slouchy with unfolded brim.
A simple end to end scarf is knitted flat back and forth, beginnng and ending with brioche rib borders, which are connected by a series of Lantern Brioche motifs.

Sizes
HAT
Toddler (Child S, Child M) Adult
to fit head circumference of
18 (20, 22) 24” / 42-46 (47-51, 52-56, 57-61) cm
SCARF
(Small, Medium Sizes)

Materials
HAT
Approximately 113 (150, 190) 228 yards/ 103 (137, 175) 208 meters of heavy aran weight wool yarn
or 1 (1, 2) 2 balls of Garnstudio DROPS Air (70% Alpaca, 23% Nylon, 7% Wool;
164 yd / 150 m per 50 g ball)
SCARF
Approximately 328 (523) yards/ 300 (480) meters of heavy aran weight wool yarn
or 2 (4) balls of Garnstudio DROPS Air
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Sample shown in Moss Green (12)
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US 7 / 4.5 mm 16”/40 cm circular needles
If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain accurate gauge
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stitch markers, double pointed needles or longer circular needle for Magic loop, tapestry needle, 2 flat buttons, sewing needle and matching thread

Gauge
finished (post-blocked) gauge worked in the round
11 sts and 44 rnds = 4”/10 cm in Brioche Rib
15 sts and 32 rnds = 4”/10 cm in Lantern Brioche St
NOTE: For Broiche St each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rows (2 worked rows = 1 counted row)

Skills Required
Italian cast on and bind off, knit, purl, yarn over, cables,
basic decreasing, basic brioche stitch