Flying Leaves Scarf by Carol Feller

Flying Leaves Scarf

Knitting
September 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche stitch pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
612 yards (560 m)
Length: 208 cm [81 3/4 in] Width 15 cm [6 in]
Flag of English English

Two-colour brioche creates a striking, reversible fabric for this pretty scarf.

Flying Leaves Scarf is the seventh project in Boost Your Knitting, a programme to help you grow your knitting skills.

You can purchase a print and eBook bundle of Boost Your Knitting from Arnall-Culliford Knitwear for £22.00 plus shipping, which consists of twelve photo tutorials and patterns with supporting video tutorials. An eBook only version will be available later in September 2019.

SIZE
Scarf length: 208cm [81¾in]
Width: 15cm [6in]

YARN
Stolen Stitches Nua (sport weight (between 4ply and DK);
60% merino wool, 20% yak, 20% linen; 140m per 50g skein)
LC: Café Flamingo (9812) 2 x 50g skeins
DC: August Storms (9809) 2 x 50g skeins

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
1 set 3.75mm [US 5] circular needles, 100cm [40in] long, or size needed to match tension
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

TENSION
14 sts and 22 rows to 10cm [4in] over brioche stitch pattern, after washing and blocking

PATTERN NOTES
Brioche stitch creates a thick, squishy and warm fabric that’s perfect for scarves. When you knit a scarf in the standard way though, the rows are just too short! Carol’s solution is to turn the scarf on its side and knit it from side-to-side. The rows are long but there are very few of them.

The scarf is cast on with the two-colour Italian cast-on method. Alternatively, the two-colour long-tail cast-on method could be used. The brioche pattern is then worked, with each side being worked twice, first in the light colour and then in the dark colour. The scarf is completed with the tubular cast-off method, or the sewn cast off could be used if you worked the two-colour long-tail cast on at the start.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found within this book:
Working sl1yo, brk and brp stitches
Brioche knitting
Decreasing in brioche knitting
Increasing in brioche knitting

Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found in the ebook file, Extras: September:
Two-colour Italian cast-on method
Tubular cast-off method
Brioche knitting

The following video tutorials can be found on our website at www.acknitwear.co.uk/boost-your-knitting
Brioche knitting
Decreasing in brioche knitting
Increasing in brioche knitting
Two-colour Italian cast-on method
Tubular cast-off method