Indian Summer Wrap by Assia Brill

Indian Summer Wrap

by Assia Brill
Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Distitch Brioche stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
970 - 980 yards (887 - 896 m)
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The scarf is knitted in DS Brioche with a slip DS selvedge and is decorated with four tassels. Its striking pattern is a result of two factors: Intentional pooling (a technique to control the colour repeats of hand-dyed yarn) and Brioche stitch structure (in each row only every second stitch is knitted). When knitted with variegated yarn, the knit columns are different colours from the purl columns, in the same way as two-coloured brioche. Therefore in addition to the pooling diagonals the scarf has a shadow effect as well!

You can see the wrap in this video (time 00:25 - 00:38):
https://vimeo.com/365075838

I used a super soft alpaca yarn Hummingbird DK by Artesano with four bright colour blocks. Choose a dk hand-dyed yarn, dyed across into four colours.

Size
Sample size: 25 x 185 cm (10” x 73”) excluding tassels

Yarn
Sample uses: 3 skeins of Hummingbird DK
in colour E861 Woodpecker

Yardage
980 yards of dk weight wool yarn

Needles
5.0 mm (US 8), or size to obtain the gauge, for working flat
5.5 mm (US 9), or size to obtain the gauge, for working flat

Gauge
16 sts x 46 rows = 10 cm (4”) square in DS Brioche stitch pattern using 5.5 mm (US 7) needles

Difficulty Level
Experienced

Technical editor James Bartley.