This fluffy, textured wrap features a stitch pattern inspired by traditional Japanese sashiko embroidery. If you’ve done basic brioche before or you’re new to brioche but feeling adventurous, this project is for you!
All increases and decreases happen in the same row on the front side of the work, so it’s possible to work without the instructions after the first few repeats. The stitch pattern is created with only one type of decrease and one type of increase, making it a manageable project even if you’ve never done brioche increases or decreases before.
This pattern includes a photo tutorial for the two-color i-cord cast on which creates a springy dimensional edging. Two versions of the wrap are also included – one in Aran weight (please see page 7), and one in Sport weight.
The finished wrap can be worn in a number of ways. Turn back one edge to form a faux collar featuring the color from the opposite side, wear it like a scarf, or wrap it around and add your favorite shawl pin. The tapered corners give it a polished, elegant look no matter how you wear it.
About this Pattern
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner / Intermediate.
Skills Needed: Basic knitting skills, brioche knits and purls (brk and brp), brioche increase and decrease (brkyobrk and brRsldec), Judy’s Magic Cast-on, i-cord, and grafting / Kitchener stitch.
Finished Size: 15 inches / 38 cm wide, 68 inches / 173 cm along each edge, 83 inches / 210 cm total length.
MC - Infinite Twist Helix, 650 y / 240 g. Shown in Lilac.
CC – Infinite Twist Helix Superwash Double Gradient, 2 cakes, 300 y / 100 g each, 600 y / 200 g total. Shown in Electric Ladyland.
Needles: U.S. size 5 / 3.75 mm double-pointed needles plus circular needle, 32 inch / 80 cm long, or any size yielding correct gauge.
Gauge: 11 brioche ribs / 23 knit rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in two-color sashiko brioche stitch pattern.
Notions: Yarn needle. Optional: eight markers (locking or ring type) to indicate stitch pattern repeats, row counter to mark row repeats if desired.