This design was originally published in May 2021 as a mystery knit-a-long.
Check out the tag #SosuMKAL2021 on Instagram to see the stunning shawls that knitters have created during the MKAL!
A celebration of brioche stitch and all the possibilities of the technique. An exploration of the intricacies of knitting. A mystery that you can solve on your needles!
The Brioche + Mystery shawl is a large triangular shawl featuring a variety of brioche and garter stitch textures and design elements that lead from bold syncopated ribbing, textural pearl brioche, graphic triangles, relaxing garter stitch stripes with cute bobbles over textural “+” signs to a chevron border using four colors of fingering weight yarn. An i-cord edge adds a last pop of color and a neat and finished look to this stunning shawl.
The pattern comes with extensive video tutorials for all techniques used in the pattern, which were part of the MKAL support. The videos are not available publicly, but a link is included in the pattern.
More details can be found in the General Info document you receive after purchasing the pattern!
4 colors of fingering weight yarn (ca. 366-400 m per 100 g): Two main colors (A and B), a background color (C) and a contrasting color (D).
I recommend using (semi-)solid colors or just lightly speckled or variegated colorways. Too much variation in the colors will draw away from the design of this pattern.
1333 m / 1456 yds / 4 skeins in total
Sample 1 = pink/yellow, Sample 2 = gray/peach/green, Sample 3 = gray/purple/ pink/teal
21 sts / 42 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in garter stitch
21 sts / 21 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in brioche stitch
Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished shawl and your yardage!
Wingspan/Length: 220 cm / 86 ½“, Height: 96 cm / 37 ½“
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape);
plus larger needle-size (e.g. US 7/4.5 mm) for bind-off;
While one set of circular needles with a long cable (at least 100 cm / 40″) is sufficient, a second set with a shorter cable (60-80 cm / 24-32″) or DPNs in the same needle size is recommended!
tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers