Pink Madness by Lesley Anne Robinson

Pink Madness

Knitting
December 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in two color garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 - 470 yards (201 - 430 m)
One size: 6” / 15.2cm wide body, 8” / 20.3cm at its widest point by 74” / 188cm long [after blocking]
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Pink Madness is a statement scarf with a dramatic brioche motif, surrounded by two color garter stitch stripes and two-color brioche borders. This scarf is knit flat, worked in two halves, then grafted together. This is the perfect pattern to play with color!! Feel free to use four different color yarns, using two for the first half of the scarf, and then using two completely different colors for the second half! Even a stashbusting stripe version would look amazing! Or just stick with the same two colors and not switch them. The possibilities are endless! Add fringe to the ends with your leftover yarn for extra pizazz!

Skill level: Beginner - Intermediate. Basic two color brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: brioche knit, brioche purl, simple brioche increases and decreases, knitting, purling, kitchener stitch.

This pattern is both written and charted, for your convenience!

Size: One size: 6” / 15.2cm wide body, 8” / 20.3cm at its widest point by 74” / 188cm long (measurements taken after blocking)

Yarn:
Color 1 (1st Main Color / 2nd Contrast Color): 250yds / 228.6 m worsted weight yarn (fringe not included)
Color 2 (2nd Main Color / 1st Contrast Color): 220yds / 201.2m DK weight yarn (fringe not included)

Shown in:
Color 1: Less than 2 skeins Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in Fragrant (100% superwash Merino wool; 200 yds per 100g)
Color 2: Less than 1 skein House of A La Mode Dreamy DK in Zakka (100% Merino wool superwash; 250 yds per 115g)

Needles: 20” long US 7 / 4.5mm circular needle

Gauge: 18 sts x 36 rows = 4” / 10cm measured in two-color garter st, alternating Color 1 and Color 1 yarns each row, after blocking.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, 2 stitch markers for dividing border, crochet hook for fringe (optional).

Photo credit: Ruth Hart Mowry