Truly Textural Shawl by Lesley Anne Robinson

Truly Textural Shawl

Knitting
January 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in even two-color brioche stitch knit flat (taken after blocking)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1395 yards (1276 m)
One size: 66” / 167.5 cm wide and 30” / 76 cm deep, measured after blocking.
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Truly Textural Shawl : A large half-circle shawl full of texture, alternating between Two-Color Brioche, and Two-Color Pearl Brioche stripes.

If you are already signed up for the online course, do not buy this!! This pattern and the Truly Textural Cowl are both part of the course materials!

Join in on the Truly Textural KAL over in my Ravelry group!!

I have created this shawl pattern as a great way to learn brioche increases, as well as broaden your horizons with a bit of brioche texture. If you would like a more enhanced version of the pattern, as well as videos teaching you the techniques found in this pattern, please sign up for my online course, Mastering Brioche with Knit Graffiti! You can sign up for the entire course, which consists of 4 Parts, or sign up for Part Two by itself. If you are already signed up for the online course, this pattern is part of the course materials for Part Two!

Spincycle Yarns has some fab kits available, here!!

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate. Again, this is a fantastic pattern for any brioche beginners wanting to take your techniques to a higher level! Techniques used: knit, purl, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases, Two-Color Pearl Brioche texture, half-circle shawl shaping.

Construction Notes: This shawl is a great way to learn how to increase stitches in brioche knitting! I designed this shawl especially for learning them, as well as adding a little bit of brioche texture to your long list of techniques. This half circle shawl is knit flat, from the top center, outward. The Pi shawl shaping technique, a la Elizabeth Zimmerman, which begins with very few stitches, doubles the stitch count at larger and larger intervals (i.e.: after 3 rows, then 6 rows, then 12 rows, etc.) to achieve its overall half-circle shape. You will be switching between working stripes of Two-Color Brioche and Two-Color Pearl Brioche, which is my absolute favorite brioche texture!! It is worked similarly to even Two-Color Brioche, but the “sl1yof / yf sl1yo” will only be worked using your Contrast Color yarn, causing them to look like little birds in flight on the Main Side of your shawl. So fascinating!! You will end the shawl with a scalloped border, which will have a mixture of the two stitch patterns.

One size: 66” / 167.5 cm wide and 30” / 76 cm deep, measured after blocking.

MATERIALS:

Yarn: 1,395 yds / 1,276 m sport / heavy fingering weight
Main Color (MC): 765 yds / 700 m
Contrast Color (CC): 630 yds / 576 m

Yarn Notes: Standard fingering / sock weight yarn may be substituted! Please note that your shawl size and yarn amounts may vary.

Shown in:
MC: 4 skeins Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool in
Deep Bump (light green; 100% American wool; 200 yds / 183 m per 50 g)
CC: 4 skeins Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool in
Melancholia (dark blue; 100% American wool; 200 yds / 183 m per 50 g)

Needles: 40” / 100 cm US 6 / 4.0 mm circular needles
OR size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used for brioche knitting, and to accommodate large number of stitches.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, 24 stitch markers for noting pattern repeats

Gauge: 15 sts x 19 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in even two-color brioche stitch knit flat (taken after blocking).

Many many thanks to Kate and Rachel of Spincycle Yarns for their sponsorship and yarn support for this design, as well as for Part Two of my online course, Mastering Brioche with Knit Graffiti! I also want to thank my amazing Tech Editor, Meaghan Schmaltz, for her efforts and expertise!!