Headlines Wrap by Turquoise Toque Designs

Headlines Wrap

August 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Two colour brioche
US 4 - 3.5 mm
600 - 1120 yards (549 - 1024 m)
Narrow, Wide
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Two colour Brioche is a wonderful way to play with colour. The background colour appears and disappears as the brioche opens and contracts. The idea for this wrap was to take advantage of this characteristic along with some basic colour blocking.

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Headlines wrap is knit from end to end in two-colour brioche stitch. The pattern is divided into 8 sections; each section is worked in 2 colours. The result is fully reversible. The yarn colour that is in the foreground on one side of the wrap will be in the background on the other side.

The first four sections include regular increases to widen the wrap: the last four sections include regular decreases to narrow the wrap. The only difference between the two sizes is the frequency of the increases and decreases.

Narrow, Wide
Finished Measurements
Narrow: 10.5” (26.5 cm) deep at centre x 101.75” (245.5 cm) long
Wide: 20.75” (52 cm) deep at centre x 101.75” (245.5 cm) long

On US Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles, after blocking:
23 sts/ 18 rows worked in 4” (10cm) in two-colour Brioche (18 rows will have been worked in each colour).
Gauge is not important for this wrap, but differences in gauge will affect the finished size and yardages used.

Knitting for Olive Merino, fingering weight, 100% non-mulesed merino wool, Oeko-Tex Standard 100, 273 yards (250 meters) per 50g ball, OR

Madelinetosh Tosh Mo Light (Discontinued), fingering weight, 80% merino wool, 20% mohair, 420 yards (384 meters) per 114g skein, OR

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, fingering weight, 100% merino wool, 420 yards (384 meters) per 114g skein, OR

Any fingering weight yarn with similar properties that knits to gauge.

Narrow Wrap, shown in Knitting for Olive Merino:
150 yards (137 meters) each of four colours, pictured in Dusty Honey, Dark Ocher, Bordeaux, and Dark Moose.

Wide Wrap, shown in Tosh Mo Light and Tosh Merino Light:
280 yards (256 meters) each of four colours, pictured in Gravity, Toasted Sugar, Subtle Flame, and Tien Tsin Pepper.

Techniques Used
Two-colour Brioche Stitch