Broadleaf by Wool & Pine

Broadleaf

Knitting
October 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Knit Flat
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
730 - 1640 yards (668 - 1500 m)
35 (39, 42, 46, 49, 53, 56, 60, 63, 67, 70)”
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Broadleaf is knit using one strand of mohair held with one strand of sock yarn to create a luxurious, highly textural brioche motif on the front and back. Additionally, an optional stockinette back is included in the pattern. Knit flat in two pieces, then seamed using a mattress stitch along the sides and shoulder, stitches are then picked up for the sleeves and knit in the round. Featuring a flattering drape, dropped sleeves and boatneck, Broadleaf is cozy and easy to wear.

The depth of texture and stunning color effects made possible through brioche makes Broadleaf an addictive and exciting knit. Our samples feature brilliantly colorful mohair and sock yarn indie-dyed by Spun Right Round, both fibers are dyed the same color but when held together create an eye-catching stained glass effect. Choose an accent color for the foreground of the brioche in a single strand of sock yarn to accentuate the organic motif of Broadleaf.

Note: Several of our testers omitted the mohair with beautiful results! Use a DK for the background color or just fingering weight yarn. If you are wanting some fuzz without the mohair, substitute with Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk ($5/ball) for beautiful results! Check out their project pages to see all their gorgeous Broadleafs in various yarns, sizes and colors!

Video Tutorials included with Broadleaf

-Basics of Brioche: for brioche beginners

-Beyond Basics of Brioche: a step-by-step tutorial on the brioche motif featured in Broadleaf

-Seaming using Mattress Stitch: for the shoulder and sides of your sweater

-Choosing Yarn for Broadleaf: Learn how combining colorful mohair with variegated skeins can transform colors!

-Picking up Stitches: a tutorial on how to pick up stitches to knit your sleeves in the round

Yardages NOTE: MC is a single strand of sock/fingering weight yarn used for the foreground brioche color

Brioche front and back, as shown in modeled pink sample

MC Classic sock - “Sassy” pink in sample - brioche foreground (no mohair):

300 (380, 430, 460, 520, 580, 620, 680, 720, 780, 830) yards
275 (350, 390, 420, 475, 530, 570, 625, 660, 715, 760) meters

CC Classic sock - “Strange Trip”/variegated grey in sample - brioche background + sleeves:

600 (680, 740, 800, 880, 980, 1060, 1120, 1180, 1260, 1340) yards
550 (625, 680, 730, 805, 900, 970, 1025, 1080, 1155, 1225) meters

Mohair silk - “Strange Trip” variegated grey in sample - brioche background + sleeves:

650 (700, 780, 850, 930, 1010, 1100, 1180, 1240, 1300, 1400) yards
595 (640, 715, 780, 850, 925, 1010, 1080, 1135, 1190, 1280) meters


Brioche front and stockinette back- as shown in Autumnal sample which was seamed with the WS facing out

MC Classic sock - “Candy Apple” red in sample - brioche foreground (no mohair):

150 (190, 215, 230, 260, 290, 310, 340, 360, 390, 415) yards
140 (175, 200, 210, 240, 265, 285, 310, 330, 360, 380) meters

CC Classic sock - “Ember” variegated gold in sample - brioche background + sleeves:

730 (830, 910, 980, 1075, 1200, 1300, 1370, 1440, 1540, 1640) yards
670 (760, 825, 895, 980, 1095, 1180, 1250, 1320, 1410, 1500) meters

Mohair silk - “Maple” variegated gold in sample - brioche background + sleeves:

800 (860, 955, 1040, 1140, 1240, 1340, 1440, 1520, 1590, 1700) yards
725 (780, 870, 950, 1040, 1130, 1230, 1320, 1390, 1450, 1570) meters

Gauge:

20 sts x 28 rows in US 5 stockinette = 4” x 4”
Brioche motif repeat in US 4 = 3.5” wide x 1” tall

Finished Measurements: choose a finished size that gives you 8-12” positive ease at the bust

Bust: 35 (39, 42, 46, 49, 53, 56, 60, 63, 67, 70)”
89 (99, 108, 117, 124, 135, 142, 153, 160, 179, 178)cm

Armhole depth: 4.75 (5, 5.5, 6, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8.25, 8.75, 9.5)”
12 (12.8, 14, 15.25, 16.5, 18, 19, 20.5, 22, 24)cm

Biceps: 9.5 (10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.25, 17.5, 19)”
24 (25.5, 28, 30.5, 30.5, 33, 36, 38, 41, 44.5, 48)cm

#sizeinclusive

Yarn Description: Our samples feature SpunRightRound Classic Sock and Mohair Silk. The blend of these two fibers creates a dynamic fabric that has both exquisite softness and a cozy factor that’s off the charts! The combination of mohair + sock creates an exciting opportunity to fade several colors together as the mohair has a magical way of blending and softening the colors held alongside it, especially in reverse stockinette.

Classic Sock is a 4-ply sock yarn of 100% Superwash Merino with a strong round twist and silky texture with the slightest sheen. It blooms upon blocking making deliciously plump stitches.

Mohair Silk is a laceweight 72% kid mohair, 28% silk blend with a soft halo surrounding a strand of gently twisted silk core. As soft as a bunny’s tummy this blend lends a gorgeous halo to your finished piece.

Mohair and Yarn Alternatives

On a budget? Mohair not your best bud? That’s OK! Alpaca, Silk and Cashmere laceweight yarn are available! Here are a few suggestions in various fibers and price points:

Hjertegarn Kid silk $9/ball

VALLEY YARNS 2/14 Alpaca Silk $26.99 1736 yards/cone!
LaceWeight 80% Alpaca/20% Silk

Drops Brushed Alpaca Haze $3/skein (heavier than a standard lace mohair but it has that halo + shine + great price!)

Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace

KnitPicks Aloft

Cascade Alpaca Lace

Classic Elite Silky Alpaca

Isager Alpaca

Sprigs & Stone Suri Fluff

Valley Yarns Hatfield Alpaca Lace