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Brioche & Short Rows are a great match, especially when combined with the luscious Delicate Merino yarn from Walk Collection. This light fingering weight base turns this super-sized shawl into a light and airy accessory.

The first four short-row wedges are worked in one-color brioche and only the last wedge in two-color brioche.

I used Greyhound (gray) and Bel Air (mint and gray) for the short-row sections and Salmon for the contrast stripes in garter stitch.
The shawl’s edges get full i-cord treatment: With i-cord selvedges and an i-cord bind-off all edges look clean and finished.

If you’re planning on substituting yarn with a smaller yardage (like fingering weight), you should make sure that you have enough on hand. Alternatively, you can use different colors for each wedge or just two different colors for the final two-color brioche wedge.

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Yarn: 3 colors of Walk Collection’s Delicate Merino
Light fingering, 100% Merino, 600 m / 656 yd per 100 g
Pictured in the colorways Salmon (A), Bel Air (B) and Greyhound (C)

Yardage: 1309 m / 1432 yards in total

  • Color A: 342 m / 374 yards
  • Color B: 427 m / 467 yards
  • Color C: 540 m / 591 yards

Gauge:
22 sts / 46 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch (relaxed after blocking)
20 sts / 23 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in brioche stitch (relaxed after blocking)

Gauge is not critical but it will influence the size of your finished shawl and your yardage! Err on the side of a slightly tighter gauge than the pattern calls for.

Size: 268 cm / 105.5“ wingspan, 72 cm / 28.25“ height at center

Needles: US 4/3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Notions: tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker, removable stitch marker, stitch holder/waste yarn/spare cable/extra set of circular needles to hold large number of stitches (in two-color brioche section)