BrioComfort Shawl by Lesley Anne Robinson

BrioComfort Shawl

Knitting
October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch knit flat (taken after blocking)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1530 yards (1399 m)
One size: 91” / 231 cm long and 15” / 38 cm wide, measured after blocking.
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BrioComfort Shawl : An oversized color blocked rectangular wrap, knit using a combination of Garter Stitch Stripes and Two-Color Brioche. This pattern is perfect for a brioche beginner wanting to learn!

If you are already signed up for the online course, do not buy this!! This pattern and the BrioComfort Hat are both part of the course materials!

Join in on the BrioComfort KAL over in my Ravelry group!

I have created this shawl pattern as a great beginner brioche pattern. If you would like a more enhanced version of the pattern, as well as videos teaching you the techniques found in this pattern, please sign up for my online course, Mastering Brioche with Knit Graffiti! If you are already signed up for the online course, this pattern is part of the course materials!

Hue Loco has some kits available of the yarn I used in my samples!

BrioComfort Shawl kits

BrioComfort Shawl mini set kits : You will need 2 complete sets for the shawl.

Skill level: Beginner Brioche friendly!!! This is a fantastic pattern to help you learn how to knit two-color brioche flat. Techniques used: knit, purl, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), Twisted German Cast On, Elastic Bind Off with brioche stitches.

Construction Notes: This shawl is knit flat from side to side in a large rectangular shape. It is divided up into 20 sections, alternating between Garter Stitch Stripes and Two-Color Brioche. You will begin with Garter Stitch Stripes, to build up a bit of your shawl and setup your first Two-Color Brioche section. When you begin the Two-Color Brioche, there will be a small bit of two-color garter stitch at either edge, to help the brioche stitches to really stand out, and to avoid any confusion as to what to do when you reach the edges. Two-color brioche knit flat is very different than knitting it in the round.

I have written the pattern out specifically for the two versions that I knit: Four skeins, and Mini skeins. Feel free to use this as more of a formula, and use as many or as few colors as you want! This pattern is also easy to modify by adding or omitting pattern repeats. I actually designed this pattern specifically for mini skeins or leftovers, making this a great stashbuster shawl!

One size: 91” / 231 cm long and 15” / 38 cm wide, measured after blocking.

MATERIALS:

Yarn: 1,530 yds / 1,399 m fingering / sock weight

Four Skein Version:
Color A: 380 yds / 347 m
Color B: 385 yds / 352 m
Color C: 375 yds / 343 m
Color D: 390 yds / 357 m

Mini-Skein Version:
Colors MC1 - MC10: 755 yds / 690 m
Colors CC1 - CC10: 770 yds / 709 m

Shown in: Four skein version
A: 1 skein Hue Loco Single Sock in Firefly (light mint; 100% Merino wool; 400 yds / 366 m per 100 g)
B: 1 skein Hue Loco Single Sock in Cheeky Rhino (blue)
C: 1 skein Hue Loco Single Sock in Petunia (light gray)
D: 1 skein Hue Loco Single Sock in Loud Mouth (black)

Mini-Skein: 2 sets of Hue Loco Merino Sock mini set in BrioComfort

Needles: 24” / 61 cm US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needle
OR size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used for brioche knitting.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter

Gauge: Garter Stitch (worked flat): 23 sts x 56 rows = 4” / 10 cm (taken after blocking).
Brioche Stitch (worked flat): 22 sts x 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm (taken after blocking).

Many many thanks to Nicole Clark of Hue Loco for her sponsorship and yarn support for this design, as well as for Part One of my online course, Mastering Brioche with Knit Graffiti! I also want to thank my amazing Tech Editor, Meaghan Schmaltz, for her efforts and expertise, and for helping me with the name of this pattern!!