Rainbrioche Shawl by Katrin Schubert

Rainbrioche Shawl

July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in brioche stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1300 - 1400 yards (1189 - 1280 m)
One size
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RAINBRIOCHE is a large crescent shaped shawl that can be wrapped around the neck several times. The pattern combines ribbed stripes with brioche knitting. The right side features small colorful stripes and a straight brioche pattern. The edge pattern gives the shawl its feminine design.

What is the idea about this shawl? It´s all about colors - I started with a skein of speckled yarn which combined many different colors - then I was looking for matching colors in my stash and arranged them as a rainbow.

The shawl is made of two skeins of fingering weight yarn by Madelinetosh: a light speckled color, a bright red color for the edge section and colorful leftovers.
Due to its symmetrical shape, you don´t have to count too much and above all the pattern allows some mindless knitting to travel with … and I love to wear it!

Repetitive increases are giving the shawl its crescent shape. Using the bright red color, the applied I-cord is then worked across for a clean finish! You end up with a large, gentle curved feminine shawl. I am sure, you will love it!

Version shown 83” / 210cm wingspan length, 27”/70cm along Center, Measurements taken after blocking.
Light speckled color - 420 yards / 380m , bright red color - 420 yards / 380m
purple - 260 yards / 240m, green or blue - 100 yards / 90m, yellow - 120 yards/ 110m, orange - 160 yards / 150m
Version shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Wool - Merino, 420 yards/ 100 grams, 384m /100g) in Gracenotes (LC), Cactus Flower (DC), Begonia Leaf, Emerald City, Daffodil and Citrus
Size 4 US / 3,5mm, 16 “ / 40cm and 40” / 100cm circular needle.
2 stitch markers, tapestry needle
16 sts, 22 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch after blocking
cast on, k, p, Brk, Brp, brRsldec, brLsldec, br4stdec, brkyobrk, brpyobrp, I-Cord