Freitag, 6. Mai 2022

Traverse Brioche Scarf

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 rectangular scarf is knitted with a criss-cross pattern, i.e. a stitch that combines increases and decreases, combined with a zigzag effect that is created by switching the dominant colour within the row. Since it is done in two-colour brioche, both sides look great.

This scarf is made with Lace weight yarn, which provides a light summery touch. The one I knitted (half alpace, half merino) only weighs 170 grams; it measures 150 cm in length and 45 cm in width.


The pattern PDF is available via


The pattern PDF is 9 pages long and contains

  • row-by-row pattern instructions
  • photo tutorials for the techniques you need for this piece:
    • brk4inc
    • brk4dec 
    • brk4dec4inc
  • a schematic / cheat-sheet that explains the increases and decreases for this pattern
In order to knit this pattern you should be familiar with basic two-colour brioche knitting.


To knit a scarf like this you need the following materials

  • a total of about 1100 metres of lace weight yarn – in two colours,
    I used two (semi-)solid yarns: 
    • as LY I used light green Holst Garn, Titicaca (colorway “Wasabi”) 
    • as DY I used royal blue Wollmeise Lace (colorway “Kornblume”) 
  • 3 mm knitting needles – circulars or other needles with two points
  • 2 stitch markers 
  • a cable needle or a clippy stitch marker – for some of the brk4dec4inc and brk4dec stitches
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends


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