Taffeta

Knitting
November 2018
Hedgehog Fibres Sporty Singles
all 3 are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche stitch in sport yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1395 yards (1276 m)
One size: 80” / 203 cm wingspan x 36” / 91 cm depth, measured after blocking
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Taffeta is a large asymmetrical triangle shawl full of stripes, texture, and my favorite thing: two-color brioche. Inspired by vintage tea parties and pastel party dresses, this shawl is so easy to wear!

Choose 3 colors of sport weight yarn, along with 2 skeins of lace weight yarn for a stripy brioche shawl! I chose 3 contrasting colors for the sport weight (Hedgehog Fibres newest, squishiest Sporty Singles), and then 1 skein of lace mohair and 1 skein of lace cashmere in the same color as Color C sport yarn to add texture and fuzz! But feel free to use 2 different colors with the same lace base, or different lace bases and different colors! Fingering weight yarn may also be substituted if you prefer that instead of lace weight, but please note that the size of your shawl may vary.

This shawl features new yarn by Hedgehog Fibres, Sporty Singles! You can find this new yarn and kits in limited quantities on their website!!

Skill level: Beginner brioche - Intermediate. Basic brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: knit, purl, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases, asymmetrical triangle shawl shaping. I wrote this pattern to be very approachable to brioche beginners who want to dive into a larger project! It is very repetitive and the stripes make it an engaging knit!

Construction Notes: This asymmetrical triangle shawl is knit from side to side, beginning with cast on stitches, and ending with bind off stitches for a large border. The shaping is created by increasing stitches at the edges, and decreasing stitches in the center, which makes a pattern perfect for large chevron stripes! After working this shaping, you will drop one of the increases at the left edge to begin knitting on the bias and change the shawls shape slightly. The stripe sequence and changing yarns keep it very engaging! The size of the shawl makes it easy to wear in many different ways. My favorite way to wear it is kerchief-style, with the longest edge wrapped around my neck and shoulders.

This pattern is both written and charted for your convenience!

One size: 80” / 203 cm wingspan x 36” / 91 cm depth, measured after blocking. Schematic included with pattern.

Yarn: 865 yds / 791 m Sport weight yarn and 530 yds / 485 m Lace weight yarn
Color A: 315 yds / 288 m Sport weight yarn
Color B: 280 yds / 256 m Sport weight yarn
Color C: 270 yds / 247 m Sport weight yarn
Color D: 250 yds / 229 m Lace weight yarn
Color E: 280 yds / 256 m Lace weight yarn

Shown in:
A: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Sporty Singles in Poppy (cream speckled; 100% Superwash Merino wool; 328 yds / 300 m per 100g)
B: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Sporty Singles in Deep End (blue)
C: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Sporty Singles in Taffy (pink)
D: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace in Taffy (70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk; 459 yds / 420 m per 50g)
E: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Cashmere Merino in Taffy (50% Cashmere, 50% Merino; 328 yds / 300 m per 50g)

Needles: 32” / 81 cm or longer US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used to accommodate large number of stitches and for brioche knitting.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter

Gauge: 18 sts x 21 rows = 4” / 10 cm; measured in two-color brioche stitch in sport yarn (taken after blocking).

Many many thanks to Beata of Hedgehog Fibres for providing the beautiful yarn and inspiration for this pattern! I would also like to thank my amazing tech editor, Meaghan Schmaltz notsorryknitter, and all of my awesome test knitters!!! I would not be able to do all of this without all of you. :) Be sure to check out their projects for some serious color inspiration!!