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.

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