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:
- a schematic / cheat-sheet that explains the increases and decreases for this pattern
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