All About That Brioche by Lisa Hannes

All About That Brioche

September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
820 yards (750 m)
length: 205cm/80.7“, depth: 54cm/21.3“
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This modern triangular shawl features a fun mix of garter colour blocks and squishy brioche stitch in two colours.

Worked as a sideways bias-knit triangle with a centred bottom tip makes it an enjoyable knit and easy to wear item.

I seem to be seeing brioche everywhere at the moment, so this is my little contribution. If you have never knitted brioche stitch this shawl would be a great project for you to try and practice the basic technique. The pattern has been well tested by knitters who had never done any brioche knitting before (and also by some experienced knitters) and they all found the pattern easy to follow and made some beautiful shawls!

The pattern provides fully written out as well as charted instructions.

I hope you’ll enjoy the pattern!

-length along top edge: approx. 205cm/80.7“
-depth: approx. 54cm/21.3“

Designed for fingering weight yarn in two contrasting colours. Allow approx. 410yds/375m of each colour to get the size of the sample; easily adjustable for other yardages.
Yarn used for sample:
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (fingering weight, 100 g=420yds/384m), 1 skein each in colourways Neon Peach (A) and Great Grey Owl (B)

-not critical for this shawl but differences will affect yardage requirements and the finished size
-needles used for sample: 3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles
-gauge on sample: 20 sts x 40 rows = 10x10cm/4x4“ in garter stitch on smaller needles after blocking

For further reading on the fascinating brioche knitting technique I can highly recommend Nancy Marchant’s fabulous books, classes and her website:

Many thanks to my fantastic testers for all their invaluable help & feedback and beautiful knits:
xstitch, gypsythedog, sismademeknit, milosofathens, Selene1985, KittyGrandMa, wireknitter, gabryxxx8, Blauregen, fager

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