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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

La Riviera Shawl with Brioche Border

Difficulty level: **** Experienced

Free Shawl Knitting Pattern

Size: width - 64" (160 cm), depth - 18" (45 cm)

Materials: Kauni 8/2 Effektgarn 100% Wool fingering weight yarn 440 yd (400 m)/100g, color EA – 1.5 skeins.
Kauni Wool 8/2 Solids fingering weight yarn, 440 yards (400 meters) /100 gr, color light grey – 1.5 skeins

Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needles

Gauge is not important.

Abbreviations

Please note that I use Nancy Marchant terminology for brioche stitch. I highly recommend her books Knitting Brioche: The Essential Guide to the Brioche Stitch and Knitting Fresh Brioche: Creating Two-Color Twists & Turns, as well as her lessons on craftsy.com. Also visit her website at http://www.briochestitch.com/

yf - yarn forward: bring the yarn to the front, between the tips of the needles.
yb - yarn back: take the yarn to the back, between the tips of the needles.
sl1yof - slip 1, yarn over, yarn to front: with working yarn in front, slip the next stitch purlwise, then bring the yarn over the needle and the slipped stitch, then bring yarn back around to the front, ready to purl the following stitch.
yfsl1yo - yarn forward, slip 1, yarn over: bring the working yarn between the tips of the needles to front of work, slip the next stitch purlwise, then bring the yarn over the needle and the slipped stitch. Leave yarn in back, ready to knit the next stitch.
brk - brioche knit: knit the stitch together with its accompanying yarnover
brp - brioche purl: purl the stitch together with its accompanying yarnover
brkyobrk – brk1, yo, brk1: [brk1, yarn over (yarn over under needle, then over needle to back), brk1] in the same stitch. 2 stitches are increased.
brsssk (left slant 2-stitch decrease) – work to marked st, slip the next 2 sts (the marked st with its yarn over and the next single st) knitwise, one at a times, onto the right needle. Bark the following st, then pass the 2 slipped sts over.
LS – light side
DS – dark side
LC – light color
DC- dark color
pm – place marker
mm – move marker
k – knit
p - purl
M 1 (Make 1 increase) - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman: Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row knit (purl) it as a regular stitch.
Wyif - with yarn in front
Wyib - with yarn in the back
p2tog – purl 2 tog

Two-Color Brioche Stitch

Please note that one brioche row consists of 2 rows, one worked in LC and the other in DC. Both colors are worked in one direction, then the work is turned and both colors are worked in the other direction.

Odd number of stitches
Set-up row (LC): k1, *sl1yof, p1, rep from *, end with sl1yof, p1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Set-up row (DC): sl1, yb, *brk1, yfsl1yo, repeat from *, end with brk1, yb, sl last st. Turn.
Row 1 (LS, LC): k1, *yfsl1yo, brk1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with yfsl1yo, k1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 1 (LS, DC): sl1, yf, *brp1, sl1yof, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with brp1, yb, slip last st. Turn.
Row 2 (DS, LC): p1, *sl1yof, brp1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with sl1yof, p1. DO not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 2 (DS, DC): sl1, yb, *brk1, yfsl1yo, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with brk1, yf, sl last st. Turn.

Double Knitting Stripe

The instructions are for a 24-stitch stripe.
Row 1 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, work Slip Stitch pattern to marker, M1, mm, (yf, sl 1, yb, brk) 12 times, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 1 (LS DC): sl 1, work Slip Stitch pattern to marker, mm, (brp, yb, sl 1, yf) 12 times, yfsl1yo, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 2 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (yf, sl 1, yb, k 1) 12 times, mm, work Slip Stitch pattern to last stitch, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 2 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (p 1, yb, sl 1, yf) 12 times, mm, work Slip Stitch pattern to last stitch, sl 1. Turn.
Row 3 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, work Slip Stitch pattern to marker, M 1, mm, (p 1, yb, sl 1, yf) 12 times, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 3 (LS DC): sl 1, work Slip Stitch pattern to marker, mm, (yf, sl 1, yb, k 1) 12 times, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 4 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (yf, sl 1, yb, k 1) 12 times, mm, work Slip Stitch pattern to last stitch, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 4 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (p 1, yb, sl 1, yf) 12 times, mm, work Slip Stitch pattern to last stitch, sl 1. Turn.
Row 5 (LC and DC): repeat row 3.
Row 6 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (p 1, yb, sl 1, yf) 12 times, mm, work Slip Stitch pattern to last stitch, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 6 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, k 1) 12 times, mm, work Slip Stitch pattern to last stitch, sl 1. Turn.

Slip Stitch pattern

Multiple of 4 stitches. Since the pattern is worked alongside Two-Color Brioche stitch it has the same color changes and direction of knitting: each row consists of 2 sub-rows, one worked in LC and the other in DC. Both colors are worked in one direction, then the work is turned and both colors are worked in the other direction.

Row 1 (LS LC): *p 1, sl 1 wyib, p 2, repeat from *
Row 1 (LS DC): *k 1, sl 1 wyib, k 2, repeat from *
Row 2 (DS LC): * k 2, sl 1 wyif, k 1, * repeat from *
Row 2 (DS DC): purl all stitches
Row 3 (LS LC): *p 3, sl 1 wyib, repeat from *
Row 3 (LS DC): *k 3, sl 1 wyib, repeat from *
Row 4 (DS LC): * sl 1 wyif, k 3, * repeat from *
Row 4 (DS DC): purl all stitches


Double Knitting Selvedge

Consists of 4 sts at the end of the row (from RS).
Row 1 (LS LC): End of the row: yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 1 (LS DC): End of the row: k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 2 (DS LC): Beginning of the row: bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1.
Row 2 (DS DC): Beginning of the row: sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1.

Chain Selvedge

Worked at the beginning of the RS row(s), consists of 1 st.

Row 1 (LS LC): Beginning of the row: bring LC under DC, sl 1.
Row 1 (LS DC): Beginning of the row: sl 1
Row 2 (DS LC): End of the row: p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 2 (DS DC): End of the row: sl 1. Turn.


Shawl

The shawl is worked sideways in two-color brioche stitch border with double-knitting stripes at the bottom of the shawl (left edge on RS) and body of the shawl in the Slip Stitch pattern. The increases are made first on the right edge of the shawl (on RS) while working brioche border only and then between the brioche border and Slip Stitch body.

With LC cast on 7 st.
Set-up row (LC): k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, p 1, yf, sl 1, yb, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Set-up row (DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, yfsl1yo, k 1, sl 1. Turn.
Row 1 (LS, LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 1 (LS, DC): sl 1, brp, sl1yof, p 1, yfsl1yo, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 2 (DS, LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, brp, sl1yof, brp, sl1yof, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 2 (DS, DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, yfsl1yo, brk, sl1yof, brk, sl 1. Turn.
Row 3: (LS, LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, yfsl1yo, brk, yfsl1yo, brk, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 3 (LS, DC): sl 1, brp, sl1yof, brp, yfsl1yo, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 4 (DS, LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, brp, sl1yof, brp, sl1yof, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 4 (DS, DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, yfsl1yo, brk, sl1yof, brk, sl 1. Turn.
Row 5 (LS, LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, yfsl1yo, brk, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 5 (LS DC): sl 1, brp, sl1yof, p 1, sl1yof, brp, yfsl1yo, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 6 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, brp, (sl1yof, brp) 2 times, sl1yof, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 6 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) 3 times, sl 1. Turn.
Row 7 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) 3 times, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 7 (LS DC): sl 1, (brp , sl1yof) 3 times, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 8 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (brp , sl1yof) 3 times, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 8 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) 3 times, sl 1. Turn.
Row 9 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, yfsl1yo , brkyobrk, (yfsl1yo, brk,) 2 times,, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 9 (LS DC): sl 1, brp, sl1yof, p 1, yfsl1yo, (brp , sl1yof) 2 times, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 10 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) 4 times, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 10 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) 4 times, sl 1. Turn.
Row 11 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) 4 times, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 11 (LS DC): sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) 4 times, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 12 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) 4 times, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 12 (DS DC): sl sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) 4 times, sl 1. Turn.
Row 13 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to last 4 sts, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 13 (LS DC): sl 1, brp, sl1yof, p 1, yfsl1yo, (brp , sl1yof) repeat to last 4 sts, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 14 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to last st, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 14 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to last st, sl 1. Turn.
Row 15 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to last 4 sts, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 15 (LS DC): sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to last 4 sts, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 16 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to last st, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 16 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to last st, sl 1. Turn.
Rows 17-44: repeat rows 13-16.
Row 45 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, M1, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to last 4 sts, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 45 (LS DC): sl 1, k 1, pm, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to last 4 sts, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 46 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to marker, mm, k 1, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 46 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to marker, mm, p 1, sl 1. Turn.
Row 47 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, p 1, M1, mm, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to last 4 sts, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 47 (LS DC): sl 1, k 2, mm, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to last 4 sts, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 48 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to marker, mm, k 2, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 48 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to marker, mm, p 2, sl 1. Turn.
Row 49 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, p 2, M1, mm, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to last 4 sts, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 49 (LS DC): sl 1, k 3, mm, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to last 4 sts, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 50 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to marker, mm, k 3, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 50 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to marker, mm, p 3, sl 1. Turn.
Row 51 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, p 1, sl 1 wyib, p 1, M1, mm, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to last 4 sts, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 51 (LS DC): sl 1, k 1, sl 1 wyib, k 2, mm, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to last 4 sts, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 52 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to marker, mm, k 2, sl 1 wyif, k 1, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 52 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to marker, mm, p 4, sl 1. Turn.
Row 53 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, p 3, sl 1 wyib, M1, mm, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to last 4 sts, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 53 (LS DC): sl 1, k 3, sl 1 wyib, k 1, mm, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to last 4 sts, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 54 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to marker, mm, k 1, sl 1 wyif, k 3, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 54 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to marker, mm, p 5, sl 1. Turn.
Row 55 (LS LC): bring LC under DC, sl 1, work Slip Stitch pattern to marker, M1, mm, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to last 4 sts, yb, sl1, yf, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 55 (LS DC): sl 1, work Slip Stitch pattern to marker including increased st into pattern, mm, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to last 4 sts, k 1, yf, sl1, yb, k 1, yf, sl1. Turn.
Row 56 (DS LC): bring LC under DC on LS, k 1, yf, sl 1, yb, k 1, yf, sl 1, (brp, sl1yof) repeat to marker, mm, work Slip Stitch pattern to last st, p 1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 56 (DS DC): sl 1, p 1, yb, sl 1, yf, p 1, (yfsl1yo, brk) repeat to marker, mm, work Slip Stitch pattern to last st, sl 1. Turn.
Rows 57-70: repeat rows 55-56.
Rows 71-76: work Double Knitting Stripe rows (see above in the Pattern Notes).
Rows 77-108: repeat rows 55-56
Rows 109-114: work Double Knitting Stripe rows
Rows 115-146: repeat rows 55-56
Rows 147-152: work Double Knitting Stripe rows
Rows 153-184: repeat rows 55-56
Rows 185-190: work Double Knitting Stripe rows without the increase M1 in odd (LS LC) rows.
Rows 191-222: repeat rows 55-56, but don’t make M1 increases when repeating row 55 (LS LC).
Rows 223-228: work Double Knitting Stripe rows without the increase M1 in odd (LS LC) rows.
Rows 229-260: repeat rows 55-56. When repeating row 55 (LS LC) work Slip Stitch pattern to 2 sts before marker, then work p2tog, continue as established.
Rows 261-266: work Double Knitting Stripe rows with p2tog decrease before marker.
Rows 267-298: repeat rows 55-56, working p2tog decrease before marker.
Rows 299-304: work Double Knitting Stripe rows with p2tog decrease before marker.
Rows 305-336: rows 55-56, working p2tog decrease before marker.
Rows 337-342: work Double Knitting Stripe rows with p2tog decrease before marker.
Rows 343-366: rows 55-56, working p2tog decrease before marker until all the sts before marker are decreased. Work the last stitch together with the first brp st.
Rows 367-410: repeat rows 13-16, but, instead of increase brkyobrk work brsssk (left slant 2-stitch decrease) on the first brk on RS. Continue decreasing until 7 stitches left.
Bind off.

Finishing
Weave in ends. Block.

Enjoy!



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