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This rectangular shawl is worked on the bias in a three-color fade in one- and two-color brioche stitch, broken up by contrasting stripes in garter stitch.

Go for a timeless combination of three shades of gray and a color pop of your choice, or live out all your speckled color dreams to create your dream fade and combine them with a semi-solid contrast color.

The shawl is knit at a loose gauge to create an airy fabric with lots of drape that still shows the beautiful ribbed brioche texture.

The size of the shawl can easily be customized to fit your preferences or gauge (when working with a different yarn weight and/or needle size) – and also depends a lot on blocking!

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Yarn:
4 Colors of Fingering Weight Yarn (ca. 360-400 m / 100 g): 3-Color Fade + 1 Contrast Color

Shown in:

Gray Version:
Color A: Three Irish Girls Adorn Luxe (85% Merino, 15% Nylon), colorway S & M (dark gray)
Color B: GarnStories Merino (100% Merino), colorway Asphalt Cowboy (gray)
Color C: Hedgehog Fibres Sock (90% Merino, 10% Nylon), colorway Typewriter (white speckled)
Color CC: Hedgehog Fibres Sock (90% Merino, 10% Nylon), colorway Sour Cherry (red)

Colorfade Version:
Uschitita Merino Singles (100% Merino, 366m/100g) in Studio (A – gray speckled), Tiny Dancer (B – pale purple speckled), Appletini (C – mint green speckled) and Strange Love (CC – pink)

Yardage: 1360 m / 1488 yards / 4 skeins in total

  • Fade Color A: 360 m / 394 yards / 1 skein
  • Fade Color B: 360 m / 394 yards / 1 skein
  • Fade Color C: 360 m / 394 yards / 1 skein
  • Contrast Color (CC): 280 m / 306 yards / 1 skein

Size: 60 cm / 23.5“ width; 180 cm / 71“ length (easily customizable)

Gauge: 16 sts / 18 rows = 10 cm / 4” in brioche stitch (measured after blocking)

Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished scarf/shawl and your yardage and is difficult to measure with brioche, as it is very stretchy!

Needles: US 6/4.0 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge or optimal drape)

Notions: tapestry needle