Thistle by Andree Beddoe

Thistle

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Fingering: Brioche Rib, worked with recommended needle size, unblocked
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
850 - 900 yards (777 - 823 m)
Adjustable to any size. Shown in 3 x 9.5 repeats.
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

Do you love brioche?
Do you love lace, as in open work lace?
How about optional beads???

THISTLE is a brioche lace rectangular scarf. Similar to traditional lace, this design introduces brioche open work, which includes yarn overs (YOs) along with increases and decreases. In this design, I am introducing a new technique which is optimized for making the floats (horizontal space between yarn overs) as compact as possible - For more interest, you can add beads at the base of the thistle flower!!

Pattern includes a separate file for a swatch to practice brioche open work. Video Tutorial is available here.

Join the KAL here

Many thanks to Nancy Marchant, who inspired me to tackle brioche open work lace!

Material:

Thistle is best knit with either fingering or mohair lace yarns. Instructions are provided so you can knit it in any size. The size shown is a rectangular scarf, which is 3 repeats widthwise and 9.5 repeats lengthwise - 1 full skein, each color, of standard fingering weight yarn.

Fingering
Yarn: 3 x 9.5 repeats (shown) - 11”/28cm x 74”/188cm
A, 425yds/388m
B, 425yds/388m
1 skein of each color
Needle: 3mm (US 2.5) 32”/80cm circular needle
Beads (optional): 3 beads per repeat, size 2/0 or 3/0 seed beads

Mohair
Yarn: 3 x 8 repeats - 14”/36cm x 98”/249cm
A, 412yds/377m
B, 412yds/377m
2 balls of each color
Needle: 4mm (US 6) 32”/80cm circular needle
Beads (optional): 3 beads per repeat, size 6/0 seed beads

Brioche Open Lace Video Tutorial here.