Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2020

Crossings Shawl

I've always wanted to created a half-circle(-ish) shawl in brioche, but it took me a while to think of a pattern with the appropriate number of increases. 

In general,  Two-colour brioche is a marvellous technique. It creates a lovely, squishy texture that is comforable to wear and it can be used to create quite intricate geometric patterns. 

This shawl is started with only a few stitches at the top center and knitted (and increased) outward. That way the size is easily adaptable - and the pattern can also be used for a different yarn weight.

The pattern PDF is available on

The pattern PDF is 8 pages long and contains:

  • row-by-row pattern instructions
  • photo tutorials for the brioche increases and decreases you need for this piece:
    • brk2inc – a brioche increase
    • brkX – brioche stitch that creates the lattice effect

If you want to knit this pattern you should know how to knit flat two-colour brioche.

To knit this shawl you need the following materials: 

  • a total of 360 grams (or 1550 metres) of fingering weight yarn – in two (semi-)solid colours:
    I used Zwerger Opal Uni Solid – in the following colourways  
    • DY: 5192 dunkelbraun (dark brown) 
    • LY: 9932 himmelblau (light blue)
    • You can use a different yarn weight – the only thing that you have to adapt is the needle size (slightly bigger than the yarn calls for)
  • 3.75 mm knitting needles – preferably long circulars 
  • 4 stitch markers
  • a tapestry needle for weaving in ends
This gave me a shawls that measures about 62 cm in depth  and about 170 cm in width (measured from tip to tip).

WS of Crossings Shawl
WS of Crossings Shawl