Crossings Shawl by Sybil R

Crossings Shawl

by Sybil R
December 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1640 - 1750 yards (1500 - 1600 m)
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I’ve always wanted to create a half-circle(-ish) shawl in brioche, but it took me a while to think of a pattern with the appropriate number of increases.

In general, two-colour brioche is a marvellous technique. It creates a lovely, squishy texture that is comforable to wear and it can be used to create quite intricate geometric patterns. Currently, I especially like the brioche stitch that creates an X-shape (i.e. a combination of an increase and decrease) - and that’s what I used for this piece.

This shawl is started with only a few stitches at the top center and is knitted (and increased) outward. That way the size can easily be changed - and the pattern can also be used for a different yarn weight.

If you want to knit this pattern you should know how to knit flat two-colour brioche.
The pattern PDF is 8 pages long and contains:

  • row-by-row pattern instructions
  • photo tutorials for the brioche increases and decreases you need for this piece: brk2inc – a brioche increase and brkX – brioche stitch that creates the lattice effect

The amount of yarn I used (about 1600 metres of fingering weight yarn) gave me a shawl that measures 62 cm in depth and about 170 cm in width (measured from tip to tip).

The last photo shows the WS of the piece.