Knit two-color brioche and enjoy the meandering lines of this top down shawl. The center increase zigs and zags and finally flows into a wavy chevron border. An I-cord bind off neatly finishes the edge. You can achieve the small size with just one skein for each color or create a large size using 2 skeins of each color. For a thicker version, use colorful bits of DK weight yarn and add tassels to the border.
Finished Measurements 66 (84)“ / 168 (213)cm wingspan length, 28 (34)” / 71 (87)cm along center spine. Measurements taken after blocking. The Large size has more pattern repeats before the border.
The DK weight version knit in the small size is larger than the fingering weight version due to the larger gauge. DK version measures 76” / 193cm across the wingspan and 30” / 76cm along the center spine.
Yarn Fingering weight
Yardage DC (dark color or color in the foreground) - 420 (780)yds / 384 (713)m LC (light color or color in the background) - 400 (730)yds / 366 (668)m
The DK weight version uses a total of approximately 600yds / 549m for the DC foreground and 550yds / 503m for the LC background.
Needles Fingering weight version 40” US 4 / 3.5mm circular
DK weight version 40” US 7 / 4.5mm circular
Notions 11 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge Fingering Weight Version 16 sts & 26 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch
DK Weight Version 14 sts & 22 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch
This gorgeous shawl pattern was originally designed by Stephen West for Loop London’s 10th anniversary book ‘10’. It is available as a printed book through Loop, London (loopknitting.com) or your local LYS. In the States the book is distributed through Deep South Fibers, while stock lasts, after that and for the rest of the world, through Loop, London. ‘Loop’s 10’ has 12 patterns celebrating 10 fabulous years of Loop,London. All patterns are written and charted. Each printed book comes with a download code.
Note: Both ‘London Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Ghost’’ are beautiful bespoke colors for Loop,London. This shawl will look totally beautiful in many color combinations.
Fingering Weight Version - Small Size Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 420yds / 384m per 112g skein), DC - Turquoise
Orkney Angora St. Magnus D.K. (50% Lambswool, 50% Angora; 218yds / 199m per 50g cake), LC - Magical Goose
DK Weight Version - Small Size A variety of DK weight yarns from Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK, Republic of Wool, Madelinetosh, & Walk Collection. I used all Superwash Merino DK yarns. For the foreground DC side, I used Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Artifact, Juniper, and a dark green Potluck color. The background LC side used Hedgehog Fibres Egg Yolk, Wildcard, Poppy, Pucker, & Glacier.
For the striped DK weight version, change colors whenever you like. I gradually faded from light speckles to dark speckles on the front neutral side. I changed colors more frequently on the colorful background adding 3-row color pop stripes for bright accents.