Breakfast for Dinner

The best of both worlds!

Do you also have random skeins of beautiful hand-dyed yarn in different weights in your stash and never dared to combine them?

Combining awesome things makes them even better, just like in this shawl: brioche, mohair, garter stitch, marled colors, stripes, textures and i-cords. This asymmetric shawl has it all!

The Breakfast for Dinner shawl is knit sideways on the bias in marled (one-color) brioche, with one strand of lace weight yarn and one strand of mohair lace held together. This super fluffy fabric is broken up with section of garter stitch in the lace color only. This not only adds textural interest, but also lets the lace colorway shine on its own. To add an additional splash of color, garter stitch sections in a contrasting fingering-weight color are added to the lower part of the shawl. A little two-color brioche at the very end gives the contrast color even more room to shine.

For the i-cord you can either use a fourth color (as pictured below) or use your fingering weight contrast color instead. I decided to go for a more subtle border, as I happened to have a color in my stash that matched the marled brioche exactly.


Digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German
Price: € 6.00

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Yarn: 3 (or 4) colors in different yarn weights:
1 skein each of Lace, Mohair Lace and Fingering Weight (optional: Second color of Fingering Weight for i-cord).

Shown in:

  • A: Qing Fibre Silky Yak Lace in Bubblefish (purple), 65% Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Yak, single ply, 800 m per 100 g
  • B: Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace in Crystal (silver), 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, 420 m per 50 g
  • C: La Bien Aimee Merino Singles in Tangiopeia (peach), 100% Merino, single ply, 366 m per 100 g
  • D: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Moonstone (silver/pastel purple), 100% Merino, single ply, 384 m per 100 g

Yardage: 1606 m / 1756 yards in total

  • Color A (lace): 800 m / 875 yards
  • Color B (mohair): 420 m / 459 yards
  • Color C (fingering): 366 m / 400 yards
  • Color D (i-cord): 20 m / 22 yards or use C instead

Gauge: 20 sts / 48 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch with fingering weight yarn (relaxed after blocking)
Gauge is not critical but it will influence the size of your finished shawl and your yardage!

Size: 230 cm / 90.5“ wingspan, 70 cm / 27.5“ height

Needles: US 4/3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge or optimal drape), larger needle size for bind off

Notions: tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker, 1 removable stitch marker, optional: cable needle for brioche decrease (or use the removable stitch marker instead!)

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