sashiko

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!

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.

Yarn: MC - Infinite Twist Helix, 710 y / 240 g. Shown in Lilac. CC – Infinite Twist Twin Gradient, Helix Superwash, 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.