“If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.”
I love this quote by Dr. Seuss. And it’s especially fitting for me as this has been my first 2-color brioche project, and I have to admit, I’m hooked! The process is just so very enjoyable, and the results are amazing. I’ve never been so sorry to finish a project, and can’t wait to use this technique again. If YOU never did, this could be the perfect project to get you going. These things are fun!
The stitch patterns I created for Soutache mimic the look of corded soutache embroidery, and the finished piece is soft and light as a cloud. Work in two colors, or work the background in a gradient of colors as I did here.
For sizes: Scarf (stole, shawl) finished measurements: 74” long by 9 (16, 23)” wide.
Size shown is scarf.
Yarn: Any Sunday Knits 3 ply yarn (246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein) including Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed):
2 (4, 6) skeins of main color and 20 (50, 70) gm for each of five background gradient colors.
Shown in Angelic dijon main color with 5-color gradient contrasting color.
Substitute any sport weight yarn: 500 (1000, 1500) yds each main color and contrasting color.
Needles: Size 5 US / 3.75 mm for scarf, size 6 US / 4 mm for cast on, size 3 US / 3.25 mm for ribbed borders.
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers (optional). blocking wires and T-pins (optional but recommended).
Techniques used: 2-color brioche knitting, tubular cast on, Italian bind off.
Pattern includes: Written instructions, glossary, stitch pattern in charted format only.