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Parlour

Knitting
September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1115 yards (1020 m)
One size; 84" / 213.4cm wingspan x 24" / 60.9cm depth, measured after blocking.
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Paris, tea shops, and colorful flowers. Simple brioche, repetitive, luxurious lace, and soothing garter eyelets. This shawl was designed to be knit with company.

Parlour :: Elegance with a wild side :: An asymmetrical triangle shawl knit flat from tip to edge, with a thrilling combination of two-color brioche, mesh lace short rows, and a simple eyelet garter stitch.

Using 3 full skeins and 1 mini-skein of La Bien Aimée Merino Singles, Parlour is an approachable, easy-to-wear color block shawl. It will keep you on your toes, starting with two-color brioche with twisted eyelets, adding a pop of color and interest with a mesh lace short row wedge, creating some relaxing simple eyelet garter fabric, and ending with another small mesh lace short row wedge to finish the look.

Parlour shawl is an exciting collaboration with La Bien Aimée in Paris! Many thanks to Aimée for this incredible opportunity.

Skill level: Beginner - Intermediate. This is a great first two-color brioche project! Techniques used: brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), simple brioche increases and decreases, knitting, purling, simple lace, short rows.

Size: 84” / 213.4cm wingspan x 24” / 60.9cm depth, measured after blocking; Schematic included with pattern.

Yarn: 1,115 yds / 1,020 m Fingering / Sock weight yarn

Brioche Section ::
Main color (MC): 330 yds / 302 m
Contrast color (CC): 365 yds / 334 m

Non-Brioche Sections ::
Color A: 40 yds / 37 m
Color B: 380 yds / 347 m

Shown in:
MC: 1 skein La Bien Aimee Merino Singles in Paisley
CC: 1 skein La Bien Aimee Merino Singles in Yellow Brick Road
Color A: 1 skein La Bien Aimee Merino Singles Minis in Sari
Color B: 1 skein La Bien Aimee Merino Singles in Lush

Needles: 32” US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used for brioche knitting and to accommodate large number of stitches.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, optional stitch marker

Gauge: 23 sts x 22 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in two-color brioche stitch (taken after blocking).

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.