Plumpy by Andrea Mowry


December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over garter stitch knit flat, after blocking.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
935 - 1039 yards (855 - 950 m)
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Garter and brioche will always be my go-to ingredients for creating my favorite shawls to knit and wear! This shawl works up gorgeously in either Sport or DK weight yarn and using 3 to 4 colors for a deliciously squishy shawl to wrap up in! I always chat with my brioche students about how, as tactile knitters, we love to squish things! Nothing is more plump for squishing and wrapping up in then brioche and garter!

3 Color Sport -Wingspan -75”/190.5 cm; Center Depth - 22”/56 cm
(4 Color DK - Wingspan -86”/218.5 cm; Center Depth - 24”/61 cm)

Sport Weight (3 colors) - Hedgehog Fibres Sporty Singles
A - 285 m/95 g; 1 skein Ferrum
B - 300 m/100 g; 1 skein DRK
C - 270 m/90 g; 1 skein Copper Penny

DK Weight (4 colors) - Hedgehog Fibres Alpaca DK
A - 225 m/100 g; 1-2 skeins (see note) Parklife
B - 340 m/150 g; 2 skeins UFO
C - 160 m/70 g; 1 skein Piggy Bank
D - 225 m/100 g; 1 skein Sorbet
(Note: I used 10-15% less yardage than what is listed for my samples. We all knit very differently and you may have different results. Color A is the one I have recieved feedback on of possibly running low. If this is a concern for you, I recommend buying an extra skein and checking both your Garter and Brioche gauges after blocking.)

US 5 (7)/3.75 (4.5) mm - 32”/80 cm circular recommended

Stitch marker
Locking stitch marker
Tapestry Needle

20 (18) sts & 44 (40) rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over garter stitch, after blocking;
19.5 (20) sts & 28 (22) rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over garter stitch, after blocking

Two-color Brioche
Brioche Increases and Decreases
Sliding stitches
Sideways shawl shaping