Sizz

Knitting
August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche lace stitch pattern (taken after blocking)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1782 yards (1629 m)
One size: 76” / 193 cm long and 25” / 63.5 cm wide, measured after blocking.
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Sizz is an oversized color blocked rectangular wrap, with an all-over chevron lace detail, knit using the two-color brioche stitch. If you recognize this stitch pattern, it is the same that I used in my Sizzle Pop shawl, Pop Fizzle hat, and Pop Twizzle cowl, all part of my POP! collection! I was so inspired by the stitch pattern again, and wanted to create a giant rectangular gradient wrap!

Grab 5 skeins of yarn in a speckled gradient for the giant brioche chevron wrap of your dreams!! I have written this wrap pattern as more of a formula. The exact instructions for my wrap sample have been written out, but they can be easily modified to fit your style and yarn amounts.

Skill level: Intermediate. Basic brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: knit, purl, knitting increases, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases, rectangular shawl shaping.

If you have not yet tried knitting brioche, fear not!! This wrap may look complicated, but the twists and turns are made by increasing and decreasing the brioche stitches and are so much fun once you learn! This pattern is written so that ANYONE can knit it, with photo tutorials and links to videos teaching some of the techniques.

Construction Notes: Sizz is knit from side to side, as a giant wrap to keep you warm in all seasons. The stitch pattern is an 8-row repeat, but I have added color blocks and stripes to create an engaging and faded piece! Feel free to use this as more of a formula, and use as many or as few colors as you want! This pattern is also easy to modify by adding or omitting pattern repeats. If you want your shawl to be narrower, cast on fewer stitches. Wider, add more! I have detailed notes in the pattern about how to modify both length and width, as well as substituting yarns and number of color blocks!

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

One size: 76” / 193 cm long and 25” / 63.5 cm wide, measured after blocking.

Materials:

Yarn: 1,782 yds / 1,630 m fingering / sock weight
Color A: 340 yds / 311 m
Color B: 437 yds / 400 m
Color C: 400 yds / 366 m
Color D: 315 yds / 288 m
Color E: 290 yds / 265 m

Shown in:
A: 1 skein Savvy Skeins Sensible Sock in Kona (cream speckled; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 420 yds / 384 m per 100 g)
B: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Iris (lavender; 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon; 437 yds / 400 m per 100 g)
C: 1 skein Casual Fashion Queen Plush Merino Sock in Bohemia (light burgundy; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 400 yds / 366 m per 100 g)
D: 1 skein Blue Hills Fibers Soft Single in Pretty in Pink (mid burgundy; 100% Superwash Merino; 400 yds / 366 m per 100 g)
E: 1 skein Hue Loco Phyllis Sock in Mulberry (deep purple; 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 460 yds / 420 m per 100 g)

Yarn Notes: I grabbed 5 skeins in a speckled gradient from my stash. This is a great pattern to use a gradient, or even just a two-color version! It’s a great stashbuster too, grab some of your favorite one-of-a-kind skeins to use together!! Each skein is used as both the Main Color AND Contrast Color at some point in the pattern!!

Needles: 40” / 101.5 cm US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needle
OR size needed to obtain gauge.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, locking stitch marker or cable needle

Gauge: 23 sts x 17 rows = 4” / 10 cm; measured in two-color brioche lace stitch pattern (taken after blocking).

Many many thanks to the awesome dyers used in this design! I had a lot of fun choosing these yarns from my stash, and each skein is from a different dyer. I also want to thank my amazing Tech Editor, Meaghan Schmaltz, for her efforts and expertise. And finally, a HUGE thank you to my awesome test knitters!!! Be sure to check out their projects for some serious color inspiration!! Some of them made some fun modifications, and took extensive notes!