Brioche + Mystery

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.

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Digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German

Price: € 6.00

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DETAILS

More details can be found in the General Info document you receive after purchasing the pattern!

Yarn:

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.  

Yardage:

1333 m / 1456 yds / 4 skeins in total

  • Color A: 363 m / 397 yds / 1 skein

  • Color B: 351 m / 383 yds / 1 skein

  • Color C: 353 m / 385 yds / 1 skein

  • Color D: 266 m / 291 yds / 1 skein
Shown in:

Sample 1 = pink/yellow, Sample 2 = gray/peach/green, Sample 3 = gray/purple/ pink/teal

  • Sample 1: Steppke by Frida Fuchs (100% Merino; 366 m / 400 yds per 100 g) in the colorways Kurkuma (A – yellow), Rosmarinheide (B – llight pink), Mukhwas (C – speckled beige), and Pitaya (D – pink).
  • Sample 2: Merino Singles by La Bien Aimee (100% Merino; 366 m / 400 yds per 100 g) in the colorways Jinju (A – greige), Dawn (B – peach), Loam (C – gray-brown), and Ursa (D – green).
  • Sample 3: (Organic) Rustic Fingering by Neighborhood Fiber Co. (100% Merino; 434 m / 475 yds per 114 g) in the colorways Patterson Park (A – greige), Park Heights (B –gray-purple) Cross Street Market (C – light pink), and Reservoir Hill (D – teal).
Gauge:

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! 

Size:

Wingspan/Length: 220 cm / 86 ½“, Height: 96 cm / 37 ½“

Needles:

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!

Notions:

tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers

#SosuMKAL2021

💕Happy Spring!!! Time to pull out the old wip so I can wear it soon!💕#sosumkal2021  sosuknits 💕 yarn from doeweknit 💕 in darkomenyarn 💕
Along with lots of other knitters, I’ve been joining in with the latest mystery knit a long and I am thoroughly enjoying it, despite having to frog back a few rows as my brain just wouldn’t translate what was written down into what I actually knitted. 
This has made me take a look back at the last shawl MKAL I participated in which was the sosuknits 2021 which was called Brioche and Mystery - I loved it and the results were soooo good! 
The great thing about these KAL’s is that you are encouraged to jump in at the deep end and try new techniques and methods that might otherwise stop you in your tracks.  Perhaps I should transfer this thinking to the rest of my life, it might be more exciting.  I’ll mull this over while I go and get another cup of tea, this might be a bit much for a Wednesday! 

#sosumkal2021revealed #sosumkal2021 
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This week's featured project is a monochrome masterpiece created by knitcola from a pattern by sosuknits and our black yarn. We can't get enough of this look, and if you're looking to create your own, we stock most of our yarns undyed and the wool yarns in hand-dyed black.

Tag us in your projects for the chance to be featured in #IASUProjectTuesday
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Repost knitcola:

My last finished knitted object in Dubai!! I’ve finished my second #sosumkal2021 Knitting with black yarn is not my favourite especially as I do most of my knitting in the evening once the kids are in bed. Thanks to the talented & ever so stylish seaofstring for suggesting the genius idea to knit this in black and white. The white is actually undyed from my lovely yarn supplier botanicalyarn and the black is from its.a.stitch.up (black hand dyed yarn is a real treat to find so if you need some now you know where to go!)

#shawlKnitting #sosuKnits #knittingPatterns #handDyedYarn #monochromeKnits
Finished my second #sosumkal2021 . Just right in time for the next big project 
💙💚💙💛💚
#sosumkal2021revealed #nevernotknitting #strickenistmeinyoga
Ok let's face it. You will never see the shawl in its entirety. It's just too big. The curvature of the globe always hides the other end so what can you do?

#sosumkal2021 #knitting #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram #knittersofravelry #instaneulojat #instaknitters #thewoolbarn #walkcollection #oslomicrodyery #labienaimee
And she’s done! 
Good job mom! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
#sosumkal2021 is complete!
Isn’t it gorgeous?
#briocheplusmystery 
Yarn:  sprinkledfibers 
Designer:  sosuknits
This tiny bit of knitting actually means a hell of a lot. I’ve been massively struggling with menopause over the last four years culminating in a visit to a consultant last week. 

If you know me, you know that I wear my heart on my sleeve, so I’m going to talk about it openly.

I used to be an intelligent, quietly confident woman who used to run her own business. By last week, I was a gibbering wreck who could hardly string a sentence together or keep a train of thought going. It felt like my body was giving up on me and I was sinking into early dementia. (I wasn’t, it just felt like that).

I’m not ashamed to say I grabbed the offer of HRT, having researched it thoroughly, and I still have the words of the consultant ringing in my ears. She said what’s the point of getting through it without help if you need it? Lots of women get through with no or a few symptoms. But if you’re one of the ones who has a miserable existence, why not take the medical help that’s there? Yes, there are small risks (much more minimal than some quarters would have you believe)
but there are risks if you take an ibuprofen or a paracetamol. 

I’d tried every single other medical treatment offered, herbal treatments, antidepressants, vitamins but nothing touched the symptoms. I’ve only been on HRT a few days so far, but I must have been so low on oestrogen that I’m already feeling SO much better and much more like my old self.

And I’m starting to think clearly again. The difference is incredible. I appreciate it’s not for every woman and some can’t take it even if they want to, and I’m just reporting my own experience, but I feel like I’m gradually getting my life back. 

Hence, the brioche knitting. I can do it again! It’s far from perfect, but I bloody did it! 

#briocheknitting #sosumkal2021 #hrt #menopause #thetruthaboutmenopause #letstalkaboutmenopause
My last finished knitted object in Dubai!! I’ve finished my second #sosumkal2021 Knitting with black yarn is not my favourite especially as I do most of my knitting in the evening once the kids are in bed. Thanks to the talented & ever so stylish seaofstring for suggesting the genius idea to knit this in black and white. The white is actually undyed from my lovely yarn supplier botanicalyarn and the black is from its.a.stitch.up (black hand dyed yarn is a real treat to find so if you need some now you know where to go!)
finally a photo of me wearing the beautiful #briocheandmystery #sosumkal2021 shawl. Because of the silk, there isn't an itch to be felt!!!! Its warm and cosy when the rain is pouring here in Germany (I am not in the badly affected parts of Germany, just normal rain here) 

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