Blood on the Tracks by Joan Forgione

Blood on the Tracks

July 2021
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
910 yards (832 m)
One size: Wingspan 59.5" / 151 cm :: Depth: 25" / 63.5 cm
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Using 2 skeins of a main color and less than 85 yds / 80 m of 5 contrast colors (from a a mini-skein set, your stash or a long-changing gradient), create Blood on the Tracks (nod to Dylan), a semi-circular brioche shawl knitted from the bottom up with a wide brioche shawl and alternating bands of garter and brioche ribbing.

Finished Measurements
• Wingspan: 59½” / 151cm
• Circumference: 25” / 63.5cm

Shown on a 5’2” / 1.57m model.

Julie Asselin Leizu Fingering
90% superwash Merino, 10% silk
420 yds / 385m per 115g
• 2 skeins (MC)
• 1 mini-skein gradient set (CCs)
Shown in colors Horacio (MC) & Septembre (CC)


• 575 yds / 526m fingering weight yarn (MC)
• 43 yds / 40m fingering weight yarn (CC1)
• 66 yds / 61m fingering weight yarn (CC2)
• 80 yds / 73m fingering weight yarn (CC3)
• 84 yds / 77m fingering weight yarn (CC4)
• 62 yds / 57m fingering weight yarn (CC5)
CCs are listed lightest to darkest

A note about yarn
The sample used a mini-skein gradient set with 5 colors for the contrasting colors. Alternatively, you can use a skein (or ball) of long-changing gradient yarn with at least 335 yds / 306m, or of course, this is perfect for left overs.

• US 4 3.5mm needles

• 20 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch, blocked

Gauge is not critical to this project’s construction, however a change in gauge will affect the finished fabric and measurements, as well as the yarn requirements.

• tapestry needle
• locking stitch marker (optional)

Skills Used
• brioche
• 2 color Italian cast-on
• reading charts (optional)
• decreasing