Aspen Leaf by Michele Bernstein

Aspen Leaf

February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches
in Brioche Rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 560 yards (366 - 512 m)
5 to 6” wide, by up to 90” long. Size depends on your gauge.
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Aspen Leaf is a 2-color brioche scarf, knit flat. Butterfly wing-shaped wedges are introduced in syncopated brioche as the leaves narrow and widen. The leaves are especially glorious in a gradient main color, and a speckle or semi-solid makes a nice background.

Two contrasting yarns in either DK weight or worsted weight yarn will make a beautiful scarf. Sample shown in Huckleberry Knits DK Gradient (Practical Tactical Brilliance) and American Dream DK (When You Said Hi, I Forgot My Dang Name).

Gauge is not critical in this stretchy fabric, but it can affect size and yardage requirements. Choose a needle size that gives you a fabric you like; you want it to be firm, but not tight. You definitely don’t want floppy; brioche rib is ribbing, and it will grow lengthwise as you wear it if it is knit too loosely!

The scarf can be as long or short as you like; my DK weight 90” long scarf is long enough to style several different ways.

This pattern is also available through my Payhip store, here.

A version of this pattern for Knit Picks Chroma Worsted is available through the Knit Picks IDP program here.

Thanks to tech editor Meaghan Schmaltz, and test knitters Ann Berg, Tammy Kirschner, Jacqueline Lydston, and Louise Nootebos.