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
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