Traverse Brioche Scarf by Sybil R

Traverse Brioche Scarf

by Sybil R
May 2022
Lace ?
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1203 - 1422 yards (1100 - 1300 m)
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Two-colour brioche is a marvellous technique. It creates a lovely, squishy texture that is comforable to wear and it can be used to create quite intricate geometric patterns.

This rectangular scarf is knitted with a criss-cross pattern, i.e. a stitch that combines increases and decreases, combined with a zigzag effect that is created by switching the dominant colour within the row. Since it is done in two-colour brioche, both sides look great.

This scarf is made with Lace weight yarn, which provides a light summery touch. The one I knitted (half alpace, half merino) only weighs 170 grams; it measures 150 cm in length and 45 cm in width.

The pattern PDF is 9 pages long and contains

  • row-by-row pattern instructions
  • photo tutorials for the increase and decrease stitches you need for this piece: brk4inc, brk4dec, brk4dec4inc
  • a schematic / cheat-sheet that explains the increases and decreases for this pattern

In order to knit this pattern you should be familiar with basic two-colour brioche knitting.

For the piece shown in the pictures, I used two (semi-)solid yarns:

  • as LY I used light green Holst Garn, Titicaca (colorway “Wasabi”)
  • as DY I used royal blue Wollmeise Lace (colorway “Kornblume”)