Chequers Brioche Scarf by Mone Dräger

Chequers Brioche Scarf

June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche rib on smaller needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
874 yards (799 m)
6.5" wide and 75" long
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Two-color brioche forms alternating squares of color and texture. Brioche stitch, a variation on traditional ribbing, is easy to knit, even with a second color. This handsome scarf suits all occasions, whether you’re calling on the prime minister or visiting the local pub.

Brioche knitting is a knitted ribbing technique that is recognizable by its heightened texture. The fabric is achieved by alternating columns of slipped stitches with yarn overs and knit or purl stitches. Brioche rib creates a loose, stretchy fabric on relatively small needles.

Finished Size
Approximately 16.5 cm (6.5”) wide and 190 cm (75”) long, adjustable

2 skeins of fingering weight yarn with a yardage of approximately 400 m (437 yds) per 100 g
Used in the sample: Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Light Fingering/Sock (75% superwash merino wool, 25% silk): French bordeaux (dk red; MC) and Inuit art (multi; CC), 1 skein each

2.75 mm / US size 2 and 4 mm / US size 6 circular needle approximately 40 cm (16”) long; alternatively double-pointed needles of the same sizes
This pattern requires the use of a circular needle or double-pointed needles because each row is worked twice and stitches need to be slid from one end to the other end of the needle.

Markers, darning needle.

24 sts /32 rows = 10 cm/4” in two-colour brioche rib on smaller needles
Gauge is not crucial for the project, but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.