Brioche and Garter are a match made in heaven – and the combination offers endless possibilities. This sleeved shawl is a drapey shrug with extra long sleeves.
The shrug is knit top-down like a shawl, starting at the center back, in two-color brioche and garter stitch with brioche sections at the back and fronts, large eyelet increases at the shoulders and one-color brioche sleeves.
The pattern is named after the minty speckled foreground color, dyed by the awesome Layla Qing of Qing Fiber on a super soft merino/cashmere base. The sample shrug is knit with two different semisolid background colors (Color B) – minty blue and minty green – for a slight gradient effect. For an extra color pop, the i-cord BO is worked in a contrasting color, a super-bright neon orange by Hedgehog Fibres that picks up the orange speckles.
The pattern was originally published in 2016 and has been updated in 2020 with extended sizes and stitch count tables.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8]to fit chest circumference of 81 (91, 102, 112, 122)[132, 142, 152] cm / 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)[52, 56, 60]“
The former sizes S, M, L and XL correspond to the new sizes 2, 3, 4 and 5.
3 colors of fingering weight yarn: a lighter foreground color (A), a darker background color (B) and a contrasting color for the i-cord edge (C)
Super Soft Sock by Qing Fiber in the colorway Shusui (Color A)
Merino Singles by La Bien Aimèe in the colorway Sea Glass (Color B1)
Skinny Singles by Hedgehog Fibres in the colorway Skinny Dip (Color B2) and Kid You Not (Color C)
Picture in size 3
20 sts / 34 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch
16 sts / 20 rows = 10 cm / 4” in brioche stitch
Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!
US 6/4.0 mm circulars & DPNs for the sleeves (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape)
tapestry needle, 8 stitch markers, 1 split-ring stitch marker, stitch holder/waste yarn
If you need a little help getting started, here’s a video tutorial showing you the cast-on and set-up of the shrug. It’s quite fiddly with that many increases and stitch holders, but take it slow and work one stitch at a time and it will work out!