Cinnabar by Andrea Mowry


July 2020
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1400 yards (1280 m)
One size
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Garter and brioche will always be my go-to ingredients for creating my favorite shawls to knit and wear! This shawl plays with two-color Garter and Brioche with the increases offset to create an asymmetrical shawl that wants to be wrapped right around you! This shawl turns up the volume on texture by using DK weight yarn in one color and Sport weight yarn in the other color!

This shawl is knit top down with asymmetrical shaping and encased in a garter stitch border. One half of the shawl is 2 color brioche and the other half is 2 color garter stitch.

Wingspan - 74”/188 cm
Deepest Depth - 32”/81 cm

These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

MC - DK Weight Wool 200 g/800 yds/732 m
CC - Sport Weight Wool 150 g/600 yds/549 m
Using two different weights of yarn adds even more texture to this shawl. I kept my MC neutral and used my CC to play with color. Anything from another solid, to gradient sets or even stash scraps would be great! You are looking for a flowy fabric with nice drape. I recommend yarns with some bounce back (wool, for example) to help keep the brioche from stretching out too much. The best way to know if your yarn choice will work is to do a swatch and wet block it! If you like the drape and feel, then go for it!

Spincycle Yarns
MC - Versus DK (100% Fine Wool) 200 yards - 4 skeins Slow & Steady (grey & white marl)
CC - Dyed in the Wool Sport (100% American Superwashed Wool) 200 yds - 3 skeins Devilish Grin (red multi)

US 6/4 mm - 32”/80 cm circular recommended
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge.)

Stitch markers (2), locking stitch marker (optional), tapestry needle, row counter (optional)

18 sts & 24 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over brioche stitch, after blocking

Garter Tab Cast On
Two color brioche
Two color garter stitch
Brioche Increasing
Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off

Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!