Ocotillo by Terry Neal


July 2018
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in body stitch pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
860 - 1300 yards (786 - 1189 m)
Scarf (57" x 20.5") and Wrap (66" x 23")
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If you have ever driven through the Arizona Desert you have probably seen the Ocotillo shrub. It is beautiful with its long tall branches and bright red flowers. The uniqueness of the Ocotillo plant was the inspiration for this beautiful brioche shawl. The brioche motifs grow up the neck edge and the shawl ends with a flower-like brioche edge. This shawl looks more complicated than it is. With simple repeats and basic brioche increases this is a stunning example of the fun of Brioche.
2 sizes available for different lengths and yardages.

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn, 430 or 650 yards each of 2 colors (860 or 1300 yards total)
You will need two colors--a Main Color and a Contrast Color. There should be a strong contrast between your two
colors. The Main Color (MC) will be more visible on the Right Side of your scarf/wrap, and the Contrast
Color (CC) will be more visible on the Wrong Side.

Needles: US Size 3 (3.25mm) circular needle, 24-32͟ long, or size needed to obtain gauge

Finished Sizes:
Scarf: Approx. 57͟ wingspan x 20 ½͟ deep at the point (measuring down from top edge to tip of the point)
Wrap: Approx. 66͟ wingspan x 23͟ deep at the point (measuring down from top edge to tip of the point)