Midnight Sherbet by Madeleine Windsor

Midnight Sherbet

Knitting
January 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in two-colour brioche stitch (after blocking)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
930 - 984 yards (850 - 900 m)
One Size: 190 cm / 74.75" long and 44 cm / 17.25" wide
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Brightly variegated yarn fizzes and pops against a dark background in pure brioche magic. The gorgeous yarn does most of the work in this generous wrap, with extra movement coming from a large cable that crosses the width of the piece, and a colour-flipped diamond at the centre. It’s simple – but simply irresistible.

Special features to boost your skill set include a disappearing loop cast-on (video tutorial provided) and the deceptively easy brioche colour flipping technique.

N.B: The “colour flipped” central diamond is optional, and instructions are provided for those who prefer to leave this out.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length: 190 cm / 74.75”
Width: 44 cm / 17.25”

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
4.5 mm / US size 7 circular needles minimum 60 cm / 24” long. While this is knit flat, a circular needle is required for working two-colour brioche
4 stitch markers
Cable needle
Tapestry needle

YARN
4 skeins total (2 of each colour) of TrèLiz Hera: 100% superwash merino DK-weight (225 m / 246 yards / 100 g)

The sample uses “The Original Sherbet” kit:
FC: Charlotte
BC: Celine

OR

Yarn used:
450 m / 200 g of the foreground colour (FC) AND
450 m / 200 g of the background colour (BC)

Maybe you want to mix it up and use multiple colours - there are percentages in the pattern which can help you keep track of how much yarn you need for each section

GAUGE
13 sts and 19 rows over 10 cm / 4” in two-colour brioche stitch after blocking.
Adjust needle size if necessary to get gauge. While for wraps gauge is less critical, a significant difference will lead to different yarn requirements. Yarn stated includes a 5% buffer.

This pattern has been tech edited (by Emily Williams) and test knit