This elegant elongated heart-shaped shawl features a stitch pattern inspired by traditional Japanese sashiko embroidery. If you’ve done basic brioche before or are feeling adventurous, this project is for you!

All increases and decreases happen in the same row on the front side of the work, making it a manageable project even if you’ve never done brioche increases or decreases before.

Designed for Double Gradients and Mini-Cake Gradients, this pattern includes directions for using whichever yarn you choose to make a truly one-of-a-kind shawl.

Skill Level: Intermediate, with some experience knitting brioche.

Skills Needed: Basic knitting skills and ability to follow a chart plus brioche knits and purls (brk and brp), brioche two together (br2tog), brioche knit–yarn over–brioche knit (brkyobrk), brioche two together combined with brioche knit–yarn over–brioche knit (br2tog-brkyobrk), Judy’s Magic Cast-on, i-cord, and grafting / Kitchener stitch.

Finished Size: 90 inches / 230 cm tip to tip, and is 17 inches / 44 cm deep at the center point. Pattern includes options for three smaller sizes.

Yarn: MC - Infinite Twist Helix, 67 g / 200 yds, 3 skeins / 600 y in total. Shown in Graphite. CC - Infinite Twist Twin Gradients, 2 x 100 g / 300 yds, 600 y in total. 

Needles: U.S. size 3 / 3.25 mm circular needle, at least 80 cm long, or any size yielding correct gauge, plus one set of DPNs in same size as circular needle.

Gauge: 13 CC ribs & 23 CC rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in brioche stitch pattern.

Notions: At least one locking stitch marker, yarn needle.

See the yarns available to knit this project here