Summer Vibes by Lesley Anne Robinson
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Summer Vibes

July 2017
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche stitch (taken after blocking)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
450 - 740 yards (411 - 677 m)
Small (Large); see notes for additional size information
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Feeling all the Summer Vibes :: a lightweight, asymmetrical triangle shawl with textural arrow stripes, knit using the two-color brioche stitch. There are two size options for this shawl: Small and Large. They both start the same way, and the pattern repeats are simple and easy to memorize. The Small size is meant to be more of a shawlette, to be worn as an accent to your favorite summer dress. The Large size is perfect to drape around your shoulders or neck on a chilly summer evening.

Skill level: Beginner Brioche friendly! Basic brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: knit, purl, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases.

Construction Notes: Using two skeins of Light Fingering weight yarn in a cotton / wool blend, this shawl is sure to give you all the Summer Vibes. This asymmetrical triangle shawl is knit on the bias from tip to edge, using a combination of even two-color brioche knit on the bias, and two-color brioche arrow textural stripes to keep the pattern interesting.

This pattern is both written and charted for your convenience!

Sizes: Small (Large): 48 (64)” / 122 (163) cm wingspan x 20 (30)” / 51 (76) cm depth, both measured after blocking; Schematic is included with pattern. Shown in Large size.

Yarn: 450 (740) yds / 411 (677) m Light Fingering weight
Main Color (MC): 230 (375) yds / 210 (343) m
Contrast Color (CC): 220 (365) yds / 201 (334) m

Shown in:
MC: 1 skein YOTH Yarns Best Friend in Natural Vanilla (75% Cotton, 25% Wool; 550 yds per 100g)
CC: 1 skein YOTH Yarns Best Friend in Oyster (75% Cotton, 25% Wool; 550 yds per 100g)

Note about yarn: This pattern uses a very light fingering weight yarn; standard fingering/sock weight yarns may be used (i.e.: 400 yds / 100g) but please note that the finished size and gauge will vary.

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

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, up to 7 stitch markers for noting arrow repeats

Gauge: 16 sts x 26 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in even two-color brioche stitch (taken after blocking).

Many many thanks to Veronika and Danny of YOTH yarns for their support and gorgeous yarns! I also want to thank my tech editor and test knitter, Meaghan Schmaltz notsorryknitter, without her this pattern would not have been possible. Be sure to check out the amazing shawls knit by my awesome test knitters, they have created such beauty!!!