Lattice Brioche Scarf
One of my favorite aspects of knitting is its surprises. The slightest adjustment to a traditional stitch pattern can trigger a chain reaction of revelations, creating something that feels fresh, new, and exciting!
For our Lattice Brioche Scarf, I started with a favorite stitch of mine, brioche. Then, by simply adding an extra yarn over, I saw a distinctly textured fabric develop, a lot like a criss-crossing lattice. It’s simple to do and totally fascinating to watch unfold!
Brioche patterns are known for their loftiness, but in our single-ply Gentle Giant merino, this stitch pattern creates a fabric that is super, extra squishy! And with six new Gentle Giant colors to choose from, I’m pretty sure this isn’t my last Lattice Brioche Scarf! -Jake
- 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, 100% merino wool. We used the color Clay Pot but made a swatch of each of our new colors. From the top, they are Orange Koi, Clay Pot, Cowrie Pink, Silver Mauve, Iceberg Blue and Mint Ice.
- US 17 straight or circular needles
4 1/2 stitches = 4 inches in stitch pattern
Finished Dimensions: 8 inches wide x 84 inches long
Slip 1: Slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front.
Slip 1, yo (slip 1, yarn over): Bring yarn to front of work, slip 1 stitch purlwise, bring the working yarn over the right-hand needle to the back of the work so the yarn is lying on top of the slipped stitch.
Slip 1, dyo (slip 1, double yarn over): Bring yarn to front of work, slip 1 stitch purlwise together with the yarn over from the previous row, bring the working yarn over the right-hand needle to the back of the work so the yarn is lying on top of the slipped stitch and first yarn over.
bk3tog (brioche knit 3 together): Knit next knit stitch together with both of its paired yarn overs, i.e. knit 1 stitch together with 2 yarn overs.
When you place yarn overs and double yarn overs on the second stitch in Rows 1 and 2, be careful to not work the yarn overs too tightly so that you get a nice and even selvage!
Loosely cast on 11 stitches.
Set-Up Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1 (see Notes), *k1, slip 1, yo (see Notes), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.
Set-Up Row 2 (right side): Slip 1, *k1, slip 1, dyo (see Notes), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.
Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1, *slip 1, yo, bk3tog (see Notes), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, slip 1, yo, k1.
Row 2 (right side): Slip 1, *slip 1, dyo, k1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, slip 1, dyo, k1.
Row 3: Slip 1, *bk3tog, slip 1, yo, repeat from * to last 2 stitches (not including yarn overs), bk3tog, k1.
Row 4: Slip 1, *k1, slip 1, dyo, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures desired length or until you have used nearly all 4 skeins, ending with Row 1. Be sure to leave enough yarn to bind off.
With the right side facing you, loosely bind of knitwise.
Weave in the ends and block, if desired. (I recommend lightly steaming your scarf to relax the yarn into the stitch pattern. A full wet blocking might be a little unruly!)