Leaves And Stripes by Katrin Schubert

Leaves And Stripes

Knitting
May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 1100 yards (914 - 1006 m)
One size
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LEAVES AND STRIPES is a large crescent shaped shawl that can be wrapped around the neck several times. The pattern combines an asymmetrical shawl concept with brioche knitting. The first section is worked with symmetrical increases, from which the pattern continues. The one part features small stripes and a straight brioche pattern and the other part a floral pattern which gives the shawl its feminine design.

What I really love about this shawl? It´s perfect size, shape and color - it is made of three skeins of fingering weight yarn by Madelinetosh: a light and a dark speckled color and a bright color for the edge section. Due to its asymmetrical shape, you don´t have to count too much and above all pattern allows some mindless knitting to travel with … and I love to wear it!

Repetitive increases are giving the shawl its crescent shape. Using the bright color applied I-cord is then worked across for a clean finish! You end up with a large, gentle curved feminine shawl. I am sure, you will love it!

Thanks to my wonderful and fearless test knitters! This collaboration was very helpful and it’s so exciting to see all your beautiful projects!

MEASUREMENTS
Version shown 79” / 200cm wingspan length, 22”/55cm along center
Measurements taken after blocking.
YARDAGE
Light color - 420 yards / 380m , dark color - 420 yards / 380m, bright color 200 yards/ 180m
Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Wool - Merino)
(420 yards/ 100 grams, 384m /100g) in Gracenotes (LC), Bittersweet (DC) an Citrus (BC)
NEEDLES
Size 4 US / 3,5mm, 16 “ / 40cm and 40” / 100cm circular needle.
NOTIONS
3 stitch markers, tapestry needle
GAUGE
16 sts, 22 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch after blocking
TECHNIQUES
cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, brRsldec, BrLsldec, Brkyobrk, I-Cord
ABBREVIATIONS
CO = cast on, LC= light color, DC= dark color, BC= bright color