Brioche Stripe Super Scarf
This week on Ask Me Monday, we revisit 2-color brioche stitch and chat making a Brioche Stripe Super Scarf. Brioche stitch, combined with bulk yarn, creates a squooshy, warm, reversible fabric. The Circus Stripe scarf uses the custom colors of Cascade Lana Grande that I helped develop for YarnYAY! This project is surprisingly quick (I made it over a weekend) to knit up, and boasts playful, eye-catching colors that will bring a bright spot to the winter cold. Enjoy!
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Circus Stripes: Brioche Stripe Super Scarf
Cascade Lana Grande (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 87 yds), in colors: 3 balls (A) Blue Corn, and 3 balls (B) Raspberry Cobbler
Size US 15/10 mm Circular Needle (of any length)
Crochet hook (any size)
Want this pattern in PDF form? The pdf is included in the Circus Stripes Kit. Get it here.
Width: 14″/38 cm
Length: 70 in/178 cm
Approx 6.75 sts x 14 rows =4″/10 cm in Brioche Stitch
SPECIAL STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
BP1 = Brioche Purl 1, purl together the slipped stitch and the YO from the row below.
BK1 = Brioche Knit 1, knit together the slipped stitch and the YO from the row below.
Wyif = with yarn in front
With MC, CO 24 sts. Do not turn work.
Prep Row: (RS CC, forms purl columns in CC on RS) Slide work to opposite tip of the needle and attach CC wyif, *sl 1, yo, p1; rep from * across. Turn work.
Row 1: (WS MC, forms purl columns in MC) Wyif, *sl 1, yo, bp1 (purl together the slipped stitch and yo from row before); rep from *across. Do not turn, slide sts to the opposite end of the needle where CC is attached.
Row 1: (WS CC, forms knit columns in CC) With CC, *bk1 (knit together the slipped stitch and yo from row before), yf, sl 1, yo; rep from * across. Turn work.
Row 2: (RS MC, forms knit columns in MC) Maintain the CC yo of last worked st by holding it under left needle to the back; with MC, *bk1, yf, sl 1, yo; rep from * across. Do not turn, slide sts to the opposite end of the needle where CC is attached.
Row 2: (RS CC, forms purl columns in CC) With CC, wyif, *sl 1, yo, bp1; rep from * across. Turn work.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 RS and WS with colors indicated, until scarf measures 70″/178 cm and finishing with a RS CC row.
BO using CC as follows: K1, bp1, pass the second stitch over the first stitch on the RH needle (one st BO off.) Cont in this matter, knitting the knit stitches and bp1 ( the sl st and YO) while binding off.
Weave in ends. Block piece.
Tassels: Make 4
- Holding strands of A & B together, wrap around a 7″ piece of cardboard, seven times. Cut ends connected to balls of yarn.
- Cut a length of color A. Slide strand under the top-wrapped portion evenly; knot to secure.
- Cut bottom strands, freeing yarn from cardboard.
- Wrap one of the loose strands around the bunch, a couple of times, and about 1″/2.5 cm down. Knot together with another strand from the bunch. Tuck in to hide.