This semi-circular shawl showcases two-color brioche in a syncopated ribbed pattern. Five colors mix together in a staggered striping color sequence to show off the clean lines of the shawl. This design would make a great first brioche shawl project to practice your technique.
I combined hand dyed merino and alpaca from La Bien Aimée together with our West Wool Bicycle yarn for a soft drape with crisp stitch definition.
Sizes Medium (Large)
Finished Measurements 70 (78)” / 178 (198)cm wingspan length, 26 (29)” / 66 (74)cm from CO to BO edge.
Yarn Fingering weight
Yardage Medium 5-Color Version (neutral/peach/green) Approximately 1705yds / 1559m total
Color A - 350yds / 320m Color B - 180yds / 165m Color C - 275yds / 251m Color D - 265yds / 242m Color E - 285yds / 261m
Large Multi-Color Version (blue/green) Approximately 2000yds / 1829m total
The large size has two more sections. I recommend knitting the large size with several colors of fingering weight yarn for a scrappy multi-color effect.
Needles US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge 14 sts & 24 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche ribbing after blocking
Large Multi-Color Version (blue/green) I used a variety of neutral and blue green colorways in West Wool Bicycle, Walk Collection Bliss, Garn Stories Merino, & La Bien Aimée Merino Singles & Kumo Medium 5-Color Version (neutral/peach/green) West Wool Bicycle Color A - White Peach (cream) Color B – Dutch Sky (light gray)
La Bien Aimée Merino Singles Color C - Chrysocolla (green) Color D - Alcide Herveaux (dark blue)
La Bien Aimée Kumo Color E – Fluoro Morganite (peachy coral)