Tourlaville Shawl by Zsuzsa Kiss

Tourlaville Shawl

June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
918 yards (839 m)
43" wide and 18½" tall at center
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This shawl combines two different stripes: in the middle section it features a 1-row stockinette, while the sides are made of brioche. As the brioche is much looser, the shawl has a slight curve.
For the first shawl I used the same long-gradient yarn but starting with different ends, and I made the second shawl with the same long-gradient yarn, this time combined with a solid black. This pattern looks great with two different long-gradient yarns or simply two solids – you can see some lovely examples among the completed projects.

This project is for you if

  • you never knitted brioche before, but you want to learn
  • if you knitted brioche before and you love it
  • if you like the simple but beautiful designs
  • if you like to play with colors
  • if you have no idea what to make with your beautiful gradient yarn in your stash


Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball (75% wool, 25% nylon;
459 yd 420 m/100 g)
#1536 Fuchsia, 2 skeins

The first sample was worked alternating of the same
colorway of a long color repeat yarn. But you can use
different colorways too, or a long color repeat yarn
combined with a solid color!

US 1 1/2 2.5 mm 32” 80 cm long circular needle

One size. (Adjustable). Wingspan: 43“ 110 cm,
height: 20” 50 cm.

4 stitch markers, tapestry needle.

27 sts x 44 rows in 10 cm (4 inches) in st st.
Please note that in this particular project getting the
right gauge is not essential. However, working with
different yarn weight / gauge will effect both the
yardage and the final size of the project as well.

• Stockinette stitch
• Brioche knitting
• Working with circular needles

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A touch of brioche at the very edges of this top-down triangular shawl adds a bit of interest. A long color-repeat yarn, worked using two balls in a striping sequence, creates a striking coloring effect.