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Brioche stitch creates a thick, squishy and warm fabric that’s perfect for scarves. When you knit a scarf in the standard way though, the rows are just too short! Our solution is to turn the scarf on its side and knit it from side-to-side. The rows are very long but there are very few of them.
Yarn kits to go with the pattern are available here.
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The scarf is cast on with the two-colour Italian cast-on method, alternatively the two-colour long-tail cast-on method could be used. The brioche pattern is then worked, with each side being worked twice, first in the light colour and then in the dark colour. The scarf is completed with the tubular cast-off method, or the sewn cast off could be used if you worked the two-colour long-tail cast on at the start.
Scarf length: 81.75” / 208 cm
Width: 6” / 15 cm
Stolen Stitches ‘Nua Sport’ (60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Linen; 153 yds / 140 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g)
LC: Café Flamingo (9812): 2 skeins
DC: August Storms (9809): 2 skeins
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
3.75mm / US 5 circular needles, 40” / 100 cm long
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter's gauge is unique.
Stitch markers, Tapestry needle
14 sts and 22 rows = = 4" / 10 cm in brioche stitch pattern, after washing and blocking