Brioche + Mystery

Photos by Jonna Hietala / Laine Magazine.

This pattern was originally published in April 2021 in the book „52 Weeks of Shawls“ by Laine Publishing.

The Stairway wrap is a companion through the season and can be worn all year round: casually draped over a linen summer dress, as a personal touch and statement over a denim jacket, and to bundle up and keep the chill away in winter.

The large rectangular wrap is knit sideways (from short to short side) in two-color brioche and garter stitch. The stairway pattern, which is a variation of a chevron pattern, is created by switching between the two textures. The two-color design is reversible, with the lighter color dominating the front and the darker color dominating the back. The border is knit as a folded hem on the short sides and double-knit selvedge on the long sides, in reverse colors to the shawl’s main part. It is a wonderfully neat framework to the design and adds finished lines to the corners while requiring minimal finishing work.

The pattern is filled with fun techniques – from the provisional cast-on for the folded border, the ever-changing combination of two-color brioche and garter stitch, the double-knit border to the three-needle bind-off at the very end – you will not be bored.


Digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German

Price: € 6.00

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coming soon



2 colors of fingering weight yarn (360-400 m / 400-437 yds per 100 g)

  • Color A: 732 m / 400 yds / 2 skeins*
  • Color B: 732 m / 400 yds / 2 skeins*
  • In Total: 1464 m / 1600 yds / 4 skeins* 

* no. of skeins refers to yarn used in sample

Shown in:

Psyche by TréLiz (50% Merino / 50% silk, 400 m / 437 yds per 100 g) in the colorways Sufragettes (light pink – Color A) and Mines of Moria (gray – Color B).


20 sts / 44 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in Garter stitch
20 sts / 22 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in Brioche stitch
Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!


Length: 180 cm / 71”; Width: 56 cm / 22”


US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape), 80 cm / 32” long; plus an extra set of circular needles one size smaller (for folded border and 3-needle BO)


tapestry needle, crochet hook & waste yarn for Provisional Cast-On


Print Version: English & Finnish
Digital Version: English & German (more languages will be added later)

File Format:


two versions: print version & mobile / low vision version (large print, single-column layout)


Endlich! Endlich darf ich euch einen wunderschönen Ausschnitt zeigen, welcher sich ziemlich lange ganz geheim in meiner Bildergalerie versteckt hat. Und endlich darf ich ihn nun tragen!
Der traumhaft schöne  #stairwayshawl von sosuknits aus dem Buch #52weeksofshawls vom laine_magazine 

Gestrickt habe ich dieses Teil aus Garn in Fingering-Stärke gefärbt von yveeknits und wollrheinheit 
At last! Finally I am allowed to show you a wonderful snapshot, which has been hidden in my picture gallery for quite a long time. And finally I can wear it now!
The gorgeous #stairwayshawl by sosuknits from the book #52weeksofshawls by laine_magazine

I knitted this from yarn in fingering thickness dyed by yveeknits and wollrheinheit 
#strickenmachtglücklich #knittersofinstagram
#strickenmachtsüchtig #strickenistmeinyoga
...das Geheimnis ist gelüftet...🌸 Der wunderschöne Stairway Schal von Susanne Sommer sosuknits
#52weeksofshawls #stairwayshawl #susannesommer #lainepublishing 
laine_magazine  #birdstreetuk #northboundknitting #neverenoughshawls #keepthesecrets #strickenistwiezaubernkönnen #strickenmachtgluecklich
AAAAnd finally that time is here when we can share our shawls . An absolute hush hush testknit. At the same time when the suspense was driving me crazy, I feel totally honoured to be part of this testknit group and the opportunity given by Sussane sosuknits to testknit her awesome pattern.

The #stairwayshawl by sosuknits #susannesommer 
This pattern is a part of #52weeksofshawls by #lainepublishing laine_magazine to be released soon (now available as a pre order )

Yarn from myyarnstoryco, thank you Joan for your constant support.
More pictures coming soon.
still highlighting the #stairwayshawl that I test for sosuknits — you can find this in #52weeksofshawls from laine_magazine that has just be released!!! Yarn is litlg, it’s the perfect brioche combo, squishy texture to snuggle up in or wrap around your neck to keep the cold away! #lainepublication (took these pictures last august in colorado 🏔) #susannesommer
Introducing the STAIRWAY wrap!

With only two weeks to go before the publication date of @laine_publishing‘s 52 Weeks of Shawls, all designs have been revealed today!

I‘m so happy to finally be able to share more than a sneak peek at my contribution, Stairway.

The rectangular shawl features a climbing stairway/chevron design and is knit in two-color brioche and garter stitch, with double-sided/double-knit border (knit at the same time as the main piece). 

The two semisolid colorways of Psyche by @treliz_colorispower, a gorgeous blend of Merino and Silk in light pink (Suffragettes) and dark gray (Mines of Moria), make this shawl a year-round companion with a wow-factor. With two skeins per color (four in total), this wrap is large enough to bundle up in on cool summer nights or wrap around your neck to keep cozy in winter.
In my profile, you'll find a link to the pattern page on Ravelry, or alternatively go to for an overview on all patterns, designers and materials included in 52 Weeks of Shawls.

Photo by @laine_magazine.
#lainepublishing #52weeksofshawls #stairwayshawl #susannesommer #sosuknits #briocheknitting #briochestich
remember that secret test knit i did last year? I can finally share it!! I had the honor of testing the Stairway shawl by sosuknits (yarn is from litlg) — it is one of the most beautiful wraps I have knit and I’ve had such a hard time keeping this gorgeous project a secret! So excited for #52weeksofshawls to come out, I am so grateful for this testing experience! I have several more pictures that I’ll be sharing soon 😻 #lainepublishing #stairwayshawl #susannesommer
Brilliant laine_magazine. Plenty of time to browse, explore yarns and dream about new projects while waiting for this beautiful book.

Repost from laine_magazine using RepostRegramApp - Do you like to plan ahead your projects? Or rather browse through the book before deciding what to cast on? We have great news for all of you who like to get the pattern specs ahead of time: the Ravelry pattern preview pages for 52 Weeks of Shawls will go live two weeks before the publication day, on 16 April 💫

Shown a glimpse of sosuknits’ Stairway, a gorgeous rectangular brioche shawl in treliz_colorispower Psyche ✨

Pattern: Stairway by sosuknits 
Yarn: treliz_colorispower Psyche
Model: Haliz / asyouareagency 
MUAH: miikakemppainen 

52 Weeks of Shawls out 30 April. Preorders now open at and through stockist worldwide.

#lainepublishing #52weeksofshawls #52xvillahuivit #stairwayshawl #susannesommer #treliz_colorispower #trelizpsyche #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knittersofig #stricken #tricoter #neulonta #neuloosi #neulominen #stickning #knittedshawl #brioche #slowfashion
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