Picnic by Andree Beddoe


October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 55 rows = 4 inches
in Garter. Gauge is a guideline
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2.75 mm (C)
710 - 1015 yards (649 - 928 m)
Medium (M), and Large (L)
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Picnic is a part of the Knitted Embroidery (KE) family. It is a top down design that starts with a semi-circle, and through a series of symmetrical short row sections, it is transformed into a crescent shape. For texture, I added brioche in the center, followed with the Thistle flower KE element, aPicnd finished with a beautiful brioche leaf border, which is knit continuously without breaking the yarns.

2 Sizes available:

  • Medium (M): 51”/130cm inner border, 73”/185cm outer border, and 14”/36cm deep
  • Large (L): 60”/152cm inner border, 83”/211cm outer border, and 18”/46cm deep


We use a variety of techniques in this design, including 2-color brioche, short rows, nupps in a different color, crochet slip stitch, and a bit of stranded color work. There will be 3 videos to help you get started and work the various design elements. However, as pre-requisite you should:

  1. Know how to knit 2-color brioche – this should not be your first 2-color brioche project
  2. Feel comfortable working short rows



  • Fingering single ply or sock
  • 3 colors that go together very well, and that provide high contrast

Quantity - M (L):

A: 60yds/55m (120yds/110m)
B: 425yds/390m (585yds/535m)
C: 225yds/206m (310yds/284m)

Needles and hooks

  • 3.75mm (US 5) 40” (100cm) circular needle
  • 3.25mm (US 3) 40” (100cm) circular needle
  • 2 DPNs 3.25mm (US 3)
  • 2.75mm crochet hook

Beads (Optional)

  • 36 beads size 6/0

Other Supplies

  • 5 locking stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Use the following hashtags on your social media sites: #picnickal #knittedembroidery #andreebeddoe


  1. Picnic KAL thread is here

  2. Reference information and instructions on 2-color brioche, by Nancy Marchant, at this link: http://www.briochestitch.com/two-color-brioche

  3. Watch this ad-free how to knit 2-color brioche video, by the Unapologetic Knitter, at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbpzAO6lFw8

  4. Watch my video, and practice how to make nupps in a different color while trapping the main color yarn within the nupp at this link: https://youtu.be/xOKQVHHDFEU

  5. Watch this ad-free slip stitch crochet video by Crochet Guru at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFk-fdAowbY