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.

PATTERN vs. RECIPE
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.

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DETAILS

PATTERN VERSION
Yarn:

4 colors of DK weight yarn (about 200 m / 219 yds per 100 g)

Yardage:

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).

Size:

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.)

Gauge:

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!

Needles:

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

Notions:

tapestry needle

RECIPE VERSION
  • 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

#BaseCampShawl

After the crazy hot weather around New Year‘s - 20° C! - I‘m happy that we’re back to more appropriate temperatures and weather for January in Austria.

And that I get to bundle up in Brioche! 💖

For today’s late morning dog walk (fortunately, we all like to sleep in) I’m wearing the Fading Light Cowl under my Base Camps Shawl, and a marled Brioche hat.

-3° never felt so cozy!

We were heading towards a „black month“ for #KnitPlanetA - which means that it was more than 5° C hotter than „normal“ (the long-term average), and the section for such a month is worked with black yarn to show the extreme difference. But January is not over yet, so we’ll see.

Today at 6 pm / 18:00, @wollhabitat and I will host a Live Q&A about Planet A, and we’re joined by Horst of @queermaschen who‘ll tell us more about the crochet version. I hope you can join us!

#SOSUknits #BaseCampShawl #FadingLightCowl #BriocheKnitting
A passion for pastels. This frothy pile of brioche is growing. 

Pattern: Base Camp Shawl by sosuknits 

Yarn: Ginger's Hand Dyed Leading Lady Lace 'Bourbon and Water' held with Ginger's Hand Dyed Sweet Flax 4ply 'Parma Violets' and then Ginger's Hand Dyed Sheepish Sock 'Millions of Peaches'

#gingershanddyed #gingertwiststudio #leadingladylace #sweetflax4ply #sheepishsock #basecampshawl #shawlknittersofinstagram #briocheshawl #briocheknitting #edinburgh #scotland
I couldn't resist casting on another Base Camp Shawl. I know I have one currently on the go, but it is now over halfway done. Logical, right? 🤣

Pattern: Base Camp by sosuknits 

Yarn: Ginger's Hand Dyed Leading Lady Lace 'Bourbon and Water' held with Ginger's Hand Dyed Sweet Flax 4ply 'Parma Violets'

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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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Finally onto the last skein. This recycled denim yarn is a delight to work with and easy on the pocketbook! 

Pattern: Base Camp Shawl by sosuknits 

Yarn: Reborn JEANS from kremkesoulwool in a gradient of 4 different shades (1 skein of each)

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#gingertwiststudio #basecampshawl #briocheshawl #briocheknitting #rebornjeans #recycledyarn #recycleddenim #shawlknitter #blue #cotton #knittersgonnaknit #knittersofinstagram
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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#gingertwiststudio #rebornjeans #kremkesoulwool #recycleddenim #recycledjeans #recycledyarn #cotton #shawlknitter #basecamp #sosuknits #basecampshawl #sustainable #sustainablefashion #edinburgh #scotland #maker #lys
Frothy brioche is the focus of my Saturday night. Can't wait to get to the next and final skein! 

I'm using 1 strand of mohair/silk lace weight held with a 4ply throughout. 

Pattern: Base Camp Shawl by sosuknits 

Yarn: 
-Ginger's Hand Dyed Leading Lady Lace 'Bourbon and Water'
-Ginger's Hand Dyed Leading Lady Lace 'Millions of Peaches'
-Ginger's Hand Dyed Sweet Flax 4ply 'Parma Violets'
-Ginger's Hand Dyed Sheepish Sock 'Millions of Peaches'
-Ginger's Hand Dyed Yakety-Yak 4ply 'Brighter Than Barbie'

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#gingertwiststudio #gingershanddyed #basecampshawl #sosuknits #handdyedyarn #edinburghyarnshop #leadingladylace #sheepishsock #yaketyyak4ply #sweetflax4ply #briocheknitting #briocheshawl #briocheknitter #knittersofinstagram #shawlknittersofinstagram #edinburgh #scotland #lys #smallbusiness
Final colour section of my Base Camp Shawl. Onwards!

Pattern: Base Camp Shawl by sosuknits 

Yarn:
-1 X Ginger's Hand Dyed Leading Lady Lace 'Bourbon and Water'
-2 x Ginger's Hand Dyed Leading Lady Lace 'Millions of Peaches'
-1 x Ginger's Hand Dyed Sweet Flax 4ply 'Parma Violets'
-1 x Ginger's Hand Dyed Sheepish Sock 'Millions of Peaches'
-1 x Ginger's Hand Dyed Yakety-Yak 4ply 'Brighter Than Barbie'
-2 x Ginger's Hand Dyed Sweet Flax 4ply 'Gingeroo'

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#gingershanddyed #gingertwiststudio #basecampshawl #briocheshawl #briocheknitting #knittersofinstagram #orange #gingeroo #leadingladylace #shawlknittersofinstagram #shawl #edinburgh #scotland
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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#gingertwiststudio #jeans #recylcledyarn #recylcleddenim #basecampshawl #basecamp #sustainablefashion #jeans
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