brioche stitch shawl

Fallen Leaves Shawl

For the longest time I wanted to create a Brioche Stitch project. I though about a simple cowl, but we have plenty of those, and I might still make my own version of a brioche cowl, but a shawl seemed a better choice.

I love knitting and designing shawls, as much as I love wearing them. When properly styled and if made with nice colors, they can be so stylish and I feel really good when I wear something pretty and that I made myself.

brioche stitch shawl

Fallen Leaves Shawl

The lines of brioche and garter stitch come together in a triangular shawl inspired by fallen leaves and the colors of autumn.

This cozy shawl will wrap you in the beauty of fallen leaves as the fall air turns crisp. Staying warm and stylish couldn’t be easier.

brioche stitch shawl

Find it on Ravelry: Fallen Leaves

Find it on Knit Picks: Fallen Leaves

Skill level: Intermediate

Gauge: 18 st by 24 rows in stockinette st. (after blocking)

Stitches used and abbreviations:
CO = Cast On
K = Knit
P = Purl
YO = yarn over
Brk = Brioche knit
Brkyobrk = brioche knit, yarn over, brioche knit in the same st.
Brk4st = Brioche knit 4 st increase. Brioche knit, yarn over,
brioche knit, yarn over, brioche knit in the same stitch.
Brp = Brioche purl
Kfb = knit front and back
Sl1yo = slip 1 yarn over at the same time
Pm = place marker
Sm = slip marker
WS = wrong side
RS = right side

Yarn: Knit Picks Hawthorne fingering (80% superwash Fine
Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide)

Sample shows the following colors:

Hood River Tonal Hand Paint,
Juniper Speckle,

Yardage: Color A = 100 yards Color B = 357 yards
Color C = 357 yards Color D = 200 yards (91, 327, 327, 183 meters)

Suggested Needle: US #4 (3.5 mm) 32” circular needle

New Majestic Needles from Knit Picks

Sizes: One size

Final Measurement: 72 in (wingspan) by 32 in (center spine)

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