Mobile Menu IconMenu
Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Winter Woods Brioche Scarf

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Scarf Knitting Pattern

The Winter Woods Brioche Scarf is part of the Winter Woods Brioche Set, which also includes a hat and a cowl.

All of the items in the set feature a two-color brioche stitch with a motif of leaves.

Skills required: to knit this scarf, you have to know how to knit 2-color brioche stitch, and make brioche decreases and increases.

Size: length 70” (175cm), width – 7” (18cm)

Materials: 100% Wool Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool yarn 465 yd (425 m) / 227g - 1 skein. Color Oatmeal (LC).
100% Wool Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool yarn 465 yd (425 m) / 227g - 1 skein. Color Nature’s Brown (DC).

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) 21” (52 cm) circular needles or long dpn (8” [20 cm)].

Gauge: 18 sts x 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in brioche stitch
Note, that 1 row of brioche consists of 1 row of LC and 1 row of DC

Abbreviations

Please note that I use Nancy Marchant's 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.
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 arow 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.
br4st inc – brk1, yo, brk1, yo, brk1 into the same stitch: 1 stitch increased to five.
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.
brk2tog (right slant 2-stitch decrease) – work to 2 sts before the marked st (last brk) , slip 2 sts knitwise (st with yarn over and single st) and knit (brk) them together. Return this st to the left needle and pass the marked st (st with yarn over) over. Move this st to the right needle.
br4st dec – brioche 4 st decrease (worked over 5 sts, 4 sts dec): slip first brioche st knitwise, slip next st knitwise, place next brioche st on cable needle or stitch marker and hold in front of work, knit next st on LH needle, pass slipped st on RH needle over (1 st dec), move st to LH needle, pass next brioche st over (1 st dec), move st to RH needle, pass first slipped brioche st over (1 st dec), move st from marker to LH needle, move st on RH needle to LH needle and pass held brioche sts over (1 st dec), move st back to RH needle.
sl - slip st
LS – light side
DS – dark side
LC – light color
DC- dark color
k – knit
p – purl


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.

Chain Selvedge

Worked at the beginning and the end of the row, consists of 1 st.

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


Scarf

Using 2 strands of yarn (LC and DC), cast on 43 sts.
Setup Row (DS, LC): k1, (p1, yf sl1yo) 20 times, p2. 43 sts.
Setup Row (DS, DC): sl, (yf sl1yo, brk) 20 times, yf sl1yo, p1.

Row 1 (LS, LC): sl, (brk, yf sl1yo, brsssk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, brk2tog, yf sl1yo) 2 times, brk, p1.
Row 1 (LS, DC): sl, ((yf sl1yo, brp) 4 times, (yf sl1yo, p1) 2 times, (yf sl1yo, brp) 4 times) 2 times, yf sl1yo, p1.

Row 2 (DS, LC): sl, (brp, yf sl1yo) 20 times, brp, p1.
Row 2 (DS, DC): sl, (yf sl1yo, brk) 20 times, yf sl1yo, p1.

Row 3 (LS, LC): sl, (brk, yf sl1yo) 20 times, brk, p1.
Row 3 (LS, DC): sl, (yf sl1yo, brp) 20 times, yf sl1yo, p1.

Row 4 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 4 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Rows 5 - 8: repeat rows 1 - 4.

Row 9 (LS, LC): sl, brkyobrk, yf sl1yo, brsssk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 5 times, yf sl1yo, brk2tog, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, yf sl1yo, brsssk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 5 times, yf sl1yo, brk2tog, yf sl1yo, brkyobrk, p1.
Row 9 (LS, DC): sl, (yf sl1yo, p1, (yf sl1yo, brp) 8 times, yf sl1yo, p1) 2 times, yf sl1yo, k1.

Row 10 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 10 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 11 (LS, LC): repeat row 3.
Row 11 (LS, DC): repeat row 3.

Row 12 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 12 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 13 (LS, LC): sl, brkyobrk, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo, brsssk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 3 times, yf sl1yo, brk2tog, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo, brsssk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 3 times, yf sl1yo, brk2tog, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo, brkyobrk, p1.
Row 13 (LS, DC): sl, (yf sl1yo, p1, (yf sl1yo, brp) 8 times, yf sl1yo, p1) 2 times, yf sl1yo, p1.

Row 14 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 14 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 15 (LS, LC): repeat row 3.
Row 15 (LS, DC): repeat row 3.

Row 16 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 16 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 17 (LS, LC): sl, brkyobrk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, brsssk, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo, brk2tog, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, brsssk, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo, brk2tog, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, brkyobrk, p1.
Row 17 (LS, DC): repeat row 13.

Row 18 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 18 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 19 (LS, LC): repeat row 3.
Row 19 (LS, DC): repeat row 3.

Row 20 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 20 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 21 (LS, LC): sl, brkyobrk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 3 times, yf sl1yo, br4st-dec, (yf sl1yo, brk) 3 times, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, (yf sl1yo, brk) 3 times, yf sl1yo, br4st-dec, (yf sl1yo, brk) 3 times, yf sl1yo, brkyobrk, p1.
Row 21 (LS, DC): repeat row 13.

Row 22 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 22 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 23 (LS, LC): repeat row 3.
Row 23 (LS, DC): repeat row 3.

Row 24 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 24 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 25 (LS, LC): sl, brkyobrk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, brk2tog, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo, brsssk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, brk2tog, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo, brsssk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, brkyobrk, p1.
Row 25 (LS, DC): repeat row 21.

Rows 26 - 29: repeat rows 22 - 25.

Rows 30 - 33: repeat rows 22 - 25.

Row 33: repeat row 13.

Row 34 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 34 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 35 (LS, LC): repeat row 3.
Row 35 (LS, DC): repeat row 3.

Row 36 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 36 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 37 (LS, LC): sl, ((brk, yf sl1yo) 3 times, brk2tog, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, yf sl1yo, brsssk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo) 2 times, brk, p1.
Row 37 (LS, DC): repeat row 1.

Row 38 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 38 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 39 (LS, LC): repeat row 3.
Row 39 (LS, DC): repeat row 3.

Row 40 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 40 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 41 (LS, LC): sl, ((brk, yf sl1yo) 2 times, brk2tog, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo, brsssk, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo) 2 times, brk, p1.
Row 41 (LS, DC): repeat row 1.

Row 42 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 42 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 43 (LS, LC): repeat row 3.
Row 43 (LS, DC): repeat row 3.

Row 44 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 44 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 45 (LS, LC): sl, (brk, yf sl1yo, brk2tog, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, brsssk, yf sl1yo) 2 times, brk, p1.
Row 45 (LS, DC): repeat row 1.

Row 46 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 46 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 47 (LS, LC): repeat row 3.
Row 47 (LS, DC): repeat row 3.

Row 48 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 48 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 49 (LS, LC): sl, brk2tog, (yf sl1yo, brk) 3 times, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, (yf sl1yo, brk) 3 times, yf sl1yo, br4st-dec, (yf sl1yo, brk) 3 times, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, (yf sl1yo, brk) 3 times, yf sl1yo, brsssk, p1.
Row 49 (LS, DC): repeat row 1.

Row 50 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 50 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 51 (LS, LC): repeat row 3.
Row 51 (LS, DC): repeat row 3.

Row 52 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 52 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 53 (LS, LC): repeat row 1.
Row 53 (LS, DC): repeat row 1.

Row 54 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 54 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Row 55 (LS, LC): repeat row 3.
Row 55 (LS, DC): repeat row 3.

Row 56 (DS, LC): repeat row 2.
Row 56 (DS, DC): repeat row 2.

Reapeat rows 1-56 4 more times or to desired length.

Repeat rows 1-6. Bind off.


Finishing

Weave in all yarn ends. Block.

Enjoy!

Click image to enlarge


Download PDF  




Comments

Leave a comment about the article.

If you liked this pattern, you might also like:


Winter Woods Brioche Cowl

Winter Woods Brioche Hat

Two-Color Brioche Scarf

Browse Similar Items by Category:

Patterns:Knit >> Scarves
Difficulty Level:3-Intermediate
Technique:Brioche
Yarn Weight:Aran
Yarn Brand:Lion Brand

Mailing List
Enter your e-mail to receive announcements of new free patterns:

Or follow us using: