This shawl combines two different stripes: in the middle section it features a 1-row stockinette, while the sides are made of brioche. As the brioche is much looser, the shawl has a slight curve.
For the first shawl I used the same long-gradient yarn but starting with different ends, and I made the second shawl with the same long-gradient yarn, this time combined with a solid black. This pattern looks great with two different long-gradient yarns or simply two solids – you can see some lovely examples among the completed projects.
This project is for you if
- you never knitted brioche before, but you want to learn
- if you knitted brioche before and you love it
- if you like the simple but beautiful designs
- if you like to play with colors
- if you have no idea what to make with your beautiful gradient yarn in your stash
YARN USED FOR THE SAMPLE
Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball (75% wool, 25% nylon; 459 yd 420 m/100 g) #1536 Fuchsia, 2 skeins
The first sample was worked alternating of the same colorway of a long color repeat yarn. But you can use different colorways too, or a long color repeat yarn combined with a solid color!
NEEDLES USED FOR SAMPLE
US 1 1/2 2.5 mm 32” 80 cm long circular needle
One size. (Adjustable). Wingspan: 43“ 110 cm,
height: 20” 50 cm.
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle.
27 sts x 44 rows in 10 cm (4 inches) in st st. Please note that in this particular project getting the right gauge is not essential. However, working with different yarn weight / gauge will effect both the yardage and the final size of the project as well.
- Stockinette stitch
- Brioche knitting
- Working with circular needles