Base Camp

A simple pattern, a comfy texture, and endless possibilities…
Base Camp is a pattern and shawl recipe that is anything but basic!
One color, two colors, odds and ends, or a color gradient? Follow the pattern as written for DK weight yarn or go off the beaten path with the recipe. No matter the yarn weight, the Base Camp shawl is the perfect relaxed knit that satisfies all your brioche cravings!

The pattern is available in English and German in a desktop/print version and a mobile-friendly version for viewing tablets and smartphones.

The Base Camp shawl was originally designed in one-color brioche for DK weight yarn. Because of the straightforward construction, it is possible to use any yarn weight. It’s also great for using up leftovers.
To knit the original version, just follow the pattern as written. Alternatively, you can follow the variation to add in a little more color by using two-color brioche. Feel free two switch between one- and two-color versions. To knit the shawl in a different yarn weight (from lace to bulky), check the recipe for gauge, yardage requirements, and needle size recommendations, then simply follow the pattern as written.


Digital Knitting Pattern (PDF) in English and German

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4 colors of DK weight yarn (about 200 m / 219 yds per 100 g)


400 g / 800 m / 876 yds / 4 skeins* in total
100 g / 200 m / 219 yds / 1 skein* per color

*no. of skeins refers to yarn used in sample.

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On Stage – Short Stories by Nature’s Luxury (50% Merino / 30% silk / 20% Camel, 200 m / 219 yds per 100 g) in the colorways Close Company (pink – Color A), La Femme du Boulanger (yellow – Color B), Princess Pearl (gray – Color C), and Friendly Frog (blue-green – Color D)

Yarn kits are available from Nature’s Luxury (click here).


161 cm / 63 ½“ length; 79 cm / 31” height

(While the length is given as 161 cm / 63 ½“, you’ll find that brioche is a very stretchy fabric, and the shawl actually expands to about 186 cm / 73” when wearing.)


14 sts / 17 rows = 10 cm / 4” in Brioche st
Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!


US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles, 80-100 cm / 32-40” long (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape); optional: 2 DPNs in the same size


tapestry needle

  • Lace: US 1 ½ / 2.5 mm, 24 sts / 30 rows, 1150 m / 1258 yd
  • Light Fingering: US 2 ½ / 3 mm, 22 sts / 26 rows, 1050 m / 1148 yd
  • Fingering: US 4 / 3.5 mm, 20 sts / 24 rows, 964 m / 1054 yd
  • Sport: US 6 / 4 mm, 18 sts / 22 rows, 886 m / 969 yd
  • DK: US 7 / 4.5 mm, 16 sts / 20 rows, 823 m / 900 yd
  • Worsted: US 8 / 5 mm, 14 sts / 17 rows, 765 m / 836 yd
  • Aran: US 9 / 5.5 mm, 12 sts / 16 rows, 741 m / 811 yd
  • Bulky: US 10 / 6 mm, 11 sts / 15 rows, 635 m / 694 yd


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Leftovers? Not anymore!

I gave my neutral fingering weight leftovers from previous projects a new life as a Base Camp shawl.

I know what I’ll be making with all me leftovers from now on: Base Camp shawls for everyone! I can’t wait to dip into my more colorful odds and ends…

(Anyone want to weave in my ends? No? I like doing it when I’m procrastinating other projects…)

🧶 Base Camp is a beginner friendly brioche shawl pattern and recipe for any gauge/yarn weight.

🧶 Available on Ravelry and Payhip or via (link in bio).

🧶In English & German, as print/desktop version and mobile-friendly/large print version.

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