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.

Shown in:

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


Brioche in recycled denim. Summer knitting perfection. 

Pattern: Base Camp Shawl by sosuknits 

Yarn: kremkesoulwool Reborn JEANS colours #802 and #804


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Brioche is happening. I love how into the groove I get with this shawl, it is such an easy knit. And now I'm onto the second colour! 

Pattern: Base Camp by sosuknits 

Yarn: Kremke Soul Wool Reborn JEANS Worsted colour 802 and 804


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Growing. This is definitely a 'just one more row' situation. 

Pattern: Base Camp by sosuknits 

Yarn: Reborn JEANS in shade 802 (to start with)


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My Base Camp Shawl hasn't seen loads of attention this past week. It was the project I brought with me for Molly's brief stay in hospital this past week and silly me thought I would manage to squeeze in some knitting time. Hilarious. 

I have gotten in a few rounds though and might manage a few more if I don't get distracted by other projects and chores. This yarn is made from recycled denim and has such a wonderful texture. Can't wait to add in the next colour block! 

Pattern: Base Camp by sosuknits (available on Ravelry)

Yarn: kremkesoulwool Reborn JEANS , I'm using a gradient of 4 colours (1 skein of each)


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Sometimes you just want to cast on something new, easy and SQUISHY. This simple asymmetrical brioche shawl was the ideal answer, and I'm going to be making it using a gradient selection of yarns made from recycled denim.

Pattern: Base Camp Shawl by sosuknits 

Yarn: 1 skein each of kremkesoulwool Reborn JEANS in 4 different shades (I'm starting with 802)


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Work in progress. This is the Base Camp shawl by sosuknits and I'm so enjoying this simple yet engaging knit.

Beautiful yarn is deep stash knitstyleyarns (colorways Velveteen and French Lilac) and dynamitetrujillo (colorway Diamond Dancer) which are looking quite nice together!

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