Entwined Queen's Shawl by Julia Decker

Entwined Queen's Shawl

December 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in cabled brioche pattern, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
840 yards (768 m)
Wingspan: 58 in/147 cm; Center Depth: 29 in/74 cm. Pattern size is customizable.
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The Entwined Queen’s Shawl is a symmetrical triangular shawl worked from the center-top down using two-color brioche stitch. The gorgeous repeating pattern is created using left and right brioche cable stitches. This pattern can be easily customized to achieve a desired size.

The entwining cable pattern is based off a cable motif I created for another project but never published. I picked it up again with the desire to create something beautiful. Between the entwining cables and the bold red and black colors, evocative of ancient power and royalty, this shawl became the Entwined Queen’s Shawl. I really hope you enjoy it!

Pattern is provided in written and chart form. Also provided are links to video demonstrations for the cast-on and the brioche cable stitches.

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Finished Size:
Wingspan: 58 in/147 cm
Center Depth: 29 in/74 cm

This pattern can be easily customized to achieve a desired size.

13.5 sts and 27 rows = 4 in/10 cm in the cabled brioche pattern repeat, after blocking.
Gauge is not critical for this shawl but may affect yardage needed to complete the shawl.

Recommended Materials

Any fingering weight yarn in two colors, approximately 420 yards/384 meters per color.

Sample was knit using Tosh Merino Light Yarn 420 yards/384 meters/100 g (100% Superwash Merino) in the Copperleaf colorway for the light color and the Onyx colorway for the dark color.

US Size 4/3.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge or for a fabric you love. A circular needle format is required for working two-color brioche.


  • cable needle
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers
  • optional crochet hook if using a crocheted provisional cast-on

provisional cast-on, knit, purl
brioche techniques: sl1yo, brioche knit, brioche purl, brioche two-stitch increases, brioche left and right crossing cable stitches
All stitch definitions are provided in the pattern.

Pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.

In versions prior to 1.1 there is an error on Row 13 of the Section 2: Persist Chart. The sl1yo/brk1 instruction was swapped just before the final increase. This error affects the chart only.

The latest version of the pattern currently available is 1.1.

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