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Crystal Lattice Brioche Stole

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Shawl Knitting Pattern

This stole / shawl features a mesmerizing diamond grid motif. It is knitted sideways, from one long side to the other. This means it’s very easy to change the width of the stole if you want to.

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

Size: length 74” (185 cm), width 12” (30 cm)

Materials: Kauni (affiliate link) 8/2 Solids 100% Wool sport weight yarn 440 yd (400 m)/100g, color Purple – 2 skeins. (DC)
Kauni (affiliate link) Wool 8/2 Solids sport weight yarn, 660 yards (604 meters) /150 gr, color Natural – 2 skeins (LC)

Notions: stitch markers, yarn/tapestry needle.

Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needles 24” (60 cm) or longer.

Gauge:

22 sts x 22 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) In 2-color brioche st:
Note, that 1 row of brioche consists of 1 row of light color yarn (LC) and 1 row of dark color yarn (DC)

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.
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

3-3 (brioche gathered 3 into 3 st) –slip the next st (the marked st with its yarn over) knitwise, onto the right-hand needle.

Brk together 2 next sts (sl1yo and next brk), inserting right-hand needle into brk first, DO NOT take these 2 sts off the left-hand needle, yo, insert right-hand needle into these 2 sts again and pull another st (now you have 3 sts made out of those 2 sts),

return these newly made 3 sts to the left-hand needle,

transfer slipped brk st to the left-hand needle,

pass the slipped st over 3 sts.


br4st-inc – brk1, yo, brk1, yo, brk1 into the same stitch: 1 stitch increased to five.
LS – light side
DS – dark side
LC – light color
DC- dark color
pm – place marker
sm – slip marker
rm – remove marker
k – knit
p – purl
sl1 – slip 1 (knitwise for the 1st stitch in a row).
m 1 (Make 1 increase) - Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle.

Pattern Notes

Two-Color Brioche Stitch – Basic Instructions

These instructions are included as a guide to the technique, and as instructions for swatching.

A single brioche row is worked in two passes, one in light color (LC) and the other in dark color (DC). Both colors are worked in one direction, then the work is turned and both colors are worked in the other direction. The light side (LS) of the project is first worked in light color (LC) yarn, then in dark color (DC) yarn. The LS of the work is where brk stitches are worked in light color (LC) yarn.

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


Chain Selvedge

When working the selvedge stitches at the beginning and the end of the row, at the start of the LC rows, always bring LC under the DC.


Short Overview of the pattern

The rectangular shawl/stole is worked sideways in 2-color brioche stitch: from long side to long side. The shawl begins with rows of straight brioche st, which form a 2 1/2" wide ruffle. Then the body of the shawl is worked in a brioche lattice, which is achieved by working br3-3 (brioche gathered 3 into 3 st). The width of the body is about 7 1/2" on my shawl, however, you can make it of any width. To make the ruffle on the other long side of the shawl, the same number of rows of straight brioche is worked. To make the ruffle on the short ends of the shawl, the stitches are picked up along the short edges with br4st-inc in the corners.



Shawl

Using 2 strands of yarn (LC and DC), cast on 387 sts.

Setup Row (DS LC): k1, (p1, yf sl1yo) 2 times, p1, [(yf sl1yo, p1) 2 times] 94 times, yf sl1yo, p1, yf sl1yo, p2. 387 sts.
Setup Row (DS DC): k1, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, [(brk, yf sl1yo) 2 times] 94 times, (brk, yf sl1yo) 2 times, p1. 387 sts.

Row 1 (LS LC): sl, (brk, yf sl1yo) 2 times, [(brk, yf sl1yo) 2 times] 94 times, (brk, yf sl1yo) 2 times, brk, p1. 387 sts.
Row 1 (LS DC): sl, (yf sl1yo, brp) 2 times, [(yf sl1yo, brp) 2 times] 94 times, (yf sl1yo, brp) 2 times, yf sl1yo, p1. 387 sts.

Row 2 (DS LC): sl wyif, (brp, yf sl1yo) 2 times, brp, [(yf sl1yo, brp) 2 times] 94 times, (yf sl1yo, brp) 2 times, p1. 387 sts.
Row 2 (DS DC): sl wyif, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, [(brk, yf sl1yo) 2 times] 94 times, (brk, yf sl1yo) 2 times, p1. 387 sts.

Repeat rows 1-2 six (6) more times both LC and DC.

Row 15 (LS LC): sl, 3-3, yf sl1yo, [3-3, yf sl1yo] 94 times, 3-3, yf sl1yo, brk, p1. 387 sts.
Row 15 (LS DC): sl, yf sl1yo, p1, yf sl1yo, brp, [yf sl1yo, p1, yf sl1yo, brp] 94 times, yf sl1yo, p1, yf sl1yo, brp, yf sl1yo, p1. 387 sts.

Row 16 (DS LC): repeat row 2. 387 sts.
Row 16 (DS DC): repeat row 2. 387 sts.

Row 17 (LS LC): sl, brk, yf sl1yo, 3-3, [yf sl1yo, 3-3] 94 times, yf sl1yo, 3-3, p1. 387 sts.
Row 17 (LS DC): sl, yf sl1yo, brp, yf sl1yo, p1, yf sl1yo, [brp, yf sl1yo, p1, yf sl1yo] 94 times, brp, (yf sl1yo, p1) 2 times. 387 sts.

Row 18 (DS LC): sl wyif, (brp, yf sl1yo) 2 times, [(brp, yf sl1yo) 2 times] 94 times, (brp, yf sl1yo) 2 times, brp, p1. 387 sts.
Row 18 (DS DC): sl wyif, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, [(yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times] 94 times, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, p1. 387 sts.

Repeat rows 15-18 nine (9) more times both LC and DC.

Row 55 (LS LC): repeat row 15. 387 sts.
Row 55 (LS DC): repeat row 15. 387 sts.

Row 56 (DS LC): repeat row 2. 387 sts.
Row 56 (DS DC): repeat row 2. 387 sts.

Row 57 (LS LC): repeat row 1. 387 sts.
Row 57 (LS DC): repeat row 1. 387 sts.

Row 58 (DS LC): repeat row 2. 387 sts.
Row 58 (DS DC): repeat row 2. 387 sts.

Repeat rows 57-58 six (6) more times both LC and DC.

Bind off.

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Side Ruffle

With LC yarn pu&k 57 st along the short end of the shawl (this row 1 (LS LC).

Row 1 (LS, DC): sl, yf sl1yo, p1, [yf sl1yo, p1] 25 times, (yf sl1yo, p1) 2 times.

Row 2 (DS, LC): sl wyif, brp, yf sl1yo, brp, [yf sl1yo, brp] 25 times, yf sl1yo, brp, p1.
Row 2 (DS, DC): sl wyif, yf sl1yo, brk, yf sl1yo, [brk, yf sl1yo] 25 times, brk, yf sl1yo, p1.

Row 3 (LS, LC): sl, br4st inc, yf sl1yo, [brk, yf sl1yo] 25 times, brk, yf sl1yo, br4st inc, p1. 65 sts.
Row 3 (LS, DC): sl, (yf sl1yo, p1) 2 times, yf sl1yo, brp, [yf sl1yo, brp] 25 times, yf sl1yo, brp, (yf sl1yo, p1) 3 times.

Row 4 (DS, LC): sl wyif, (brp, yf sl1yo) 3 times, brp, [yf sl1yo, brp] 25 times, (yf sl1yo, brp) 3 times, p1.
Row 4 (DS, DC): sl wyif, (yf sl1yo, brk) 3 times, yf sl1yo, [brk, yf sl1yo] 25 times, (brk, yf sl1yo) 3 times, p1.

Row 5 (LS, LC): sl, (brk, yf sl1yo) 3 times, [brk, yf sl1yo] 25 times, (brk, yf sl1yo) 3 times, brk, p1.
Row 5 (LS, DC): sl, (yf sl1yo, brp) 3 times, [yf sl1yo, brp] 25 times, (yf sl1yo, brp) 3 times, yf sl1yo, p1.

Row 6: repeat row 4 both LC and DC.

Rows 7 - 8: repeat rows 5 – 6 both LC and DC.

Row 9 (LS, LC): sl, br4st inc, (yf sl1yo, brk) 2 times, yf sl1yo, [brk, yf sl1yo] 25 times, (brk, yf sl1yo) 3 times, br4st inc, p1. 73 sts.
Row 9 (LS, DC): sl, (yf sl1yo, p1) 2 times, (yf sl1yo, brp) 3 times, [yf sl1yo, brp] 25 times, (yf sl1yo, brp) 3 times, (yf sl1yo, p1) 3 times.

Row 10 (DS, LC): sl wyif, (brp, yf sl1yo) 5 times, brp, [yf sl1yo, brp] 25 times, (yf sl1yo, brp) 5 times, p1.
Row 10 (DS, DC): sl wyif, (yf sl1yo, brk) 5 times, yf sl1yo, [brk, yf sl1yo] 25 times, (brk, yf sl1yo) 5 times, p1.

Row 11 (LS, LC): sl, (brk, yf sl1yo) 5 times, [brk, yf sl1yo] 25 times, (brk, yf sl1yo) 5 times, brk, p1.
Row 11 (LS, DC): sl, (yf sl1yo, brp) 5 times, [yf sl1yo, brp] 25 times, (yf sl1yo, brp) 5 times, yf sl1yo, p1.

Row 12 (DS, LC): repeat row 10.
Row 12 (DS, DC): repeat row 10.

Bind off.

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Finishing:

Sew the the edges of the ruffle. Block.

Have fun!






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