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Reversible Brioche Shawl with Tulip Ruffle

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Shawl Knitting Pattern

Size: Width - 80 inches (200 cm), depth - 40 inches (100 cm)

Materials: Knit Picks Palette fingering weight 100% wool yarn 231 yds (210 m)/ 50 g color Cream - 5 balls. (LC)
Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn fingering weight (40% Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Nylon, 10% Mohair ) 328 yards (300 m) /100g Color S8 - 3 skeins. (DC)

Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needles of various lengths. For working the ruffle, I used 3 pairs of long circular needles to accommodate all the stitches.

Gauge: 16 st x 20 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm). However it is not important.

Abbreviations

Please note that I use Nancy Marchant terminology for brioche stitch. I highly recommend her books Knitting Brioche and Knitting Fresh Brioche, as well as her lessons on craftsy.com. Also visit her website at http://www.briochestitch.com/

k – knit
p  - purl
sl – slip st
yo – yarn over
yf – yarn forward
yb – yarn back
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, then bring yarn back to the front, ready to purl the following stitch.
yfsl1yo - yarn forward, slip 1, yarn over: bring the working yarn under the needle 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 yarn over
brp – brioche purl: purl the stitch together with its yarn over
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.
Brk12st Inc – (brk1, yo) 6 times, brk1: [brk1, yarn over (yarn over under needle, then over needle to back) 6 times, brk1] in the same stitch. 12 stitches are increased. This is the same increase as brkyobrk, but instead of 2 stitches 12 stitches are increased at once.
LS – light side
DS – dark side
LC – light color
DC- dark color

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.

Shawl

With LC yarn, loosely cast on 11 stitches.
Set-up row (LC): *p1, sl1yof, rep from *, end with 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, yf, sl last st. Turn.
Place markers on the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th stitches. The increases will be worked at these columns of stitches.
Row 1 (LS, LC): k1, *yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, 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, p1, 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.
Row 3 (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 3 (LS, DC): sl1, yf, *brp1, sl1yof, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with brp1, yb, slip last st. Turn.
Row 4 (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 4 (DS, DC): sl1, yb, *brk1, yfsl1yo, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with brk1, yf, sl last st. Turn.
Row 5 (LS, LC): k1, *yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, (yfsl1yo, brk) 2 times, yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with yfsl1yo, k1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 5 (LS, DC): sl1, yf, *brp1, sl1yof, p1, sl1yof, (brp1, sl1yof) 2 times, brp1, sl1yof, p1, sl1yof, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with brp1, yb, slip last st. Turn.
Row 6 (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 6 (DS, DC): sl1, yb, *brk1, yfsl1yo, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with brk1, yf, sl last st. Turn.
Row 7 (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 7 (LS, DC): sl1, yf, *brp1, sl1yof, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with brp1, yb, slip last st. Turn.
Row 8 (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 8 (DS, DC): sl1, yb, *brk1, yfsl1yo, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with brk1, yf, sl last st. Turn.
Row 9 (LS, LC): k1, *yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, (yfsl1yo, brk) 4 times, yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with yfsl1yo, k1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 9 (LS, DC): sl1, yf, *brp1, sl1yof, p1, sl1yof, (brp1, sl1yof) 4 times, brp1, sl1yof, p1, sl1yof, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with brp1, yb, slip last st. Turn.
Rows 10-12: like rows 6-8.
Row 13 (LS, LC): k1, *yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, (yfsl1yo, brk) 8 times, yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with yfsl1yo, k1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 13 (LS, DC): sl1, yf, *brp1, sl1yof, p1, sl1yof, (brp1, sl1yof) 8 times, brp1, sl1yof, p1, sl1yof, repeat from * to last 2 sts, end with brp1, yb, slip last st. Turn.
Rows 14-16: like rows 6-8.
Continue repeating rows 5-8 as established. In every increase row (LS, LC and LS, DC) the number of repeats of (yfsl1yo, brk) in LC and (brp1, sl1yof) in DC is doubled (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc.). 
Work total 37 increases or 148 rows or to desired length.

Shawl after the 9th row.

Ruffle

Row 149 (LS, LC): k1, yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, (yfsl1yo, brk) 8 times, [yfsl1yo, Brk12st Inc, (yfsl1yo, brk) 6 times] repeat 17 times, yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, (yfsl1yo, brk) 6 times, [yfsl1yo, Brk12st Inc, (yfsl1yo, brk) 6 times] repeat 16 times, yfsl1yo, Brk12st Inc, (yfsl1yo, brk) 8 times, yfsl1yo, brkyobrk, end with yfsl1yo, k1. Do not turn, slide work to the other end of the needle.
Row 149 (LS, DC): sl1, yf, *brp1, sl1yof, p1, sl1yof, (brp1, sl1yof) 4 times, [brp1, sl1yof, (p1, sl1yof) 6 times, (brp1, sl1yof) 3 times] 17 times, brp1, sl1yof, p1, sl1yof, brp1, sl1yof, p1, sl1yof, (brp1, sl1yof) 3 times, [brp1, sl1yof, (p1, sl1yof) 6 times, (brp1, sl1yof) 3 times] 16 times, brp1, sl1yof, (p1, sl1yof) 6 times, (brp1, sl1yof) 4 times, brp1, sl1yof, p1, sl1yof, end with brp1, yb, slip last st. Turn.
Rows 150-152: like rows 6-8.
Rows 153-164: like rows 5-8.
Bind off.

Enjoy!



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