Erradale by Emily K Williams


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March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm
766 yards (700 m)
One size
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This pattern is part of To the Shore - a collection of 5 patterns – 1 garments, 4 accessories – inspired by my love of the coast of Britain, celebrating some of my favourite british yarns.


Brioche lace suggests the foamy sand patterns left behind when the tide goes out, as rhythmic and soothing as the receding waves. Erradale is a deceptively simple knit, equally eye-catching in one or two colours.

Black Isle Yarn’s first-clip Coulmore 4-ply is a natural part of the Inverness landscape, from sheep that live just round the corner from me. It’s the perfect choice for a warm shawl with body and bounce, and shows the brioche off beautifully.

Length - 250 cm / 98.5 in
Depth - 56 cm / 22 in

The 1 colour version of the pattern requires 700 m / 770 yds fingering weight yarn.

The 2 colour version of the pattern requires 350 m / 385 yds of yarn in each colour.

It is recommended that you chose a yarn that will block well, and give stitch definition to the brioche pattern.

Samples are made using:

Black Isle Yarns Coulmore 4ply, 350m / 385 yds per 100g skein.

The 1 colour version uses 2 skeins in Natural.
The 2 colour version uses 2 contrasting naturally dyed skeins, one in each colour.