This elegant elongated heart-shaped shawl features a stitch pattern inspired by traditional Japanese sashiko embroidery. If you’ve done basic brioche before or are feeling adventurous, this project is for you!
Designed for Double Gradients and Mini-Cake Gradients, this pattern includes directions for using whichever yarn you choose to make a truly one-of-a-kind shawl.
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Rothko Gradient Brioche Wrap
If you’ve been looking for a simple-but-stunning pattern to try your hand at brioche and hone your skills, this wrap is for you!
Featuring a springy, dimensional i-cord edging and a unique double color gradient, this reversible rectangular wrap is an elegant and polished addition to your knitted wardrobe.
The pattern (available on Ravelry) includes a photo tutorial for the two-color i-cord cast on, and two pattern versions – the original Bounded Brioche Wrap in Aran weight, and Rothko in Sport weight featuring a gorgeous gradient.
Sashiko Brioche Wrap
This fluffy, textured wrap features a stitch pattern inspired by traditional Japanese sashiko embroidery. If you’ve done basic brioche before or you’re new to brioche but feeling adventurous, this project is for you!
The finished wrap can be worn in a number of ways. Turn back one edge to form a faux collar featuring the color from the opposite side, wear it like a scarf, or wrap it around and add your favorite shawl pin. The tapered corners give it a polished, elegant look no matter how you wear it.
about the sashiko pattern
If you’ve been on the fence about trying patterned two-color brioche, this pattern is a great place to start! All increases and decreases happen in the same row on the front side of the work, so it’s possible to work without the instructions after the first few repeats. The stitch pattern is created with only one type of decrease and one type of increase, making it a manageable project even if you’ve never done brioche increases or decreases before.
This pattern includes a photo tutorial for the two-color i-cord cast on which creates a springy dimensional edging. Two versions of the wrap are also included – one in Aran weight and one in Sport weight. Available as a pdf download from Ravelry.
about the gradient yarn
The gradient yarn used on this project is truly a labor of love. It starts with two strands that are wound together, cake dyed so that they are exact duplicates, and then divided back into two strands. This painstaking process yields a double treat - you get to enjoy every lovely speckle and tonal color change twice.
Myriad Brioche Shawl
Inspired by ripples on the surface of water, this shawl was designed during the rainy season in Singapore where I was able to watch the patterns of rain on water every single day.
Knit in two-color brioche, this triangular shawl features yarns from two places whose histories are shaped by ocean-going trade - a delightful speckled yarn (Papiput Tough Sock from Indonesia) and a rich semi-solid (Infinite Twist Helix, dyed in Singapore).