Frail brioche scarf – pdf knitting pattern
Worked in luxurious fingering-weight yarns, the brioche rib traps air for a fabric that’s feather-light, warm and exquisitely soft – everything you want around your neck on cold days.
The pattern includes full charts as well as written instructions, tutorials for special two-colour cast-on and cast-off techniques, as well as a full brioche primer, providing enough guidance for even a brioche novice to tackle Frail successfully. This primer was originally created for my Pravigan scarf, so not all the shaping stitches are the same, but they’re very similar.
203 cm / 80 in x 22 cm / 8.5 in (from straight edge to straight edge; the protruding leaves are not included)
24 sts x 20 rows = 10 cm / 4 in in brioche rib
Difficulty: For experienced or adventurous knitters.
Skills used: two-colour brioche, including shaping stitches (detailed primer included), two-colour braided cast-on and two-colour brioche cast- off (tutorials included).
You will need
FC: Eden Cottage Yarns Titus (75% superwash merino, 25% silk; 400 m / 436 yds per 100g), 1 x 100g skein in Bark
BC: Eden Cottage Yarns Bedale (50% yak, 50% silk; 400 m / 436 yds per 100g), 2 x 50g skeins in Dark Oak
Optionally, you can add a strand of lace-weight silk/mohair to the background colour. This creates a beautiful effect, with the leaves standing out in sharp definition against a fuzzy background, and can help to keep an even tension.
3 mm / US 2.5 circular needle at least 40 cm / 16 in long, or size needed to obtain gauge