Minnow by Cate Carter-Evans

Minnow

Knitting
February 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in brioche fishscale pattern, only CC stitches counted
US 4 - 3.5 mm
750 - 800 yards (686 - 732 m)
90 inches / 230 cm tip to tip, and is 15 inches / 38 cm deep at the center point.
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This pattern is available for free.

This pattern is provided for free courtesy of Infinite Twist.

This elegant elongated heart-shaped shawl features a stitch pattern inspired by traditional Japanese sashiko embroidery. If you’ve done basic brioche before and are feeling adventurous, this project is for you!

All increases and decreases happen in the same row on the front side of the work, making it a manageable project even if you’ve never done brioche increases or decreases before.

Designed to make the most of a single skein of sock yarn plus a coordinating skein, you can make a truly one-of-a-kind shawl with yarn you probably already have in your stash, or splash out on a super-special skein of indie dyed gorgeousness.

About this Pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate, with some experience knitting brioche.

Skills Needed: Basic knitting skills and ability to follow a chart plus brioche knits and purls (brk and brp), brioche two together (br2tog), brioche knit–yarn over–brioche knit (brkyobrk), brioche two together combined with brioche knit–yarn over–brioche knit (br2tog-brkyobrk), Judy’s Magic Cast-on, i-cord, and grafting / Kitchener stitch.

Finished Size: 90 inches / 230 cm tip to tip, and is 15 inches / 38 cm deep at the center point.

Yarn:
MC – Infinite Twist Helix, 100% Merino wool, 133 g / 400 y used.
CC – Papiput Tough Sock, 100 g / 400 y.

Blue sample uses MC Larkspur and CC Bintang.
Salmon sample uses MC Shreveport and CC Summer Camp.
Aqua sample uses MC Gnarled Paw Flocculent (80% merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere, 100 g / 400 yds) in Landscape and CC - Infinite Twist Penumbra (65% mohair / 35% nylon, 66 g / 400 yds), Shown in Shallow End.

Needles: U.S. size 4 / 3.5 mm circular needle, at least 80 cm long, or any size yielding correct gauge, plus one set of DPNs in same size as circular needle.

Gauge: 12 CC ribs & 18 CC rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in brioche stitch pattern.

Notions: At least one locking stitch marker, yarn needle.