Coffee at the Grand
She only loved the espresso at the Grand Hotel, and frequently spent her evenings there, drinking coffee in her favorite cocktail dress :: An elegant rectangular stole with chevron stripes, tweedy texture, and pom tassels, inspired by early 20th century fashion. All knit using a combination of one-color, two-color, and three-color brioche.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Basic brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: knit, purl, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases, three-color brioche texture, making pom tassels (optional).
Construction Notes: This rectangular stole is knit from side to side, cast on edge to bind off edge. The lace pattern within the One-Color Brioche Borders and the Two-Color Brioche Stripes create an elegant chevron pattern. In between these two sections is some exciting Three-Color Moss Brioche, which creates a gorgeous texture for the ends of the stole. After blocking, the chevron pattern in the borders creates a beautiful scalloped edging to complete the stole. All three of these stitch patterns create a completely reversible fabric!
This pattern is both written and charted for your convenience! I have also included a two-page photo tutorial for creating your very own Pom Tassels!
Size: 57” / 145cm long x 21.5” / 55cm at widest point, measured after blocking. Simple schematic is included.
Yarn: 975 yds / 891 m Fingering / Sock weight yarn
Color A: 395 yds / 361 m
Color B: 290 yds / 265 m
Color C: 290 yds / 265 m
Pom Tassels (optional): 200 yds / 183 m
Color A: 1 skein Lattes and Llamas Interlude in Palpatine (BLACK; 70% Superwash BFL, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 438 yds per 100g)
Color B: 1 skein Lattes and Llamas Interlude in In Omnia Paratus (YELLOW; 70% Superwash BFL, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 438 yds per 100g)
Color C: 1 skein Lattes and Llamas Interlude in Little Princess (PINK; 70% Superwash BFL, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 438 yds per 100g)
Notes about choosing yarn: Choose three colors of different tones for the best result: one light, one medium, and one dark! If you are wondering if your yarn will work, take a black and white photo of the yarn and compare! I highly recommend choosing three solid, semi-solid, or tonal colors for this shawl. Three-color brioche creates a gorgeous texture, but could be lost with a variegated or speckled yarn.
Needles: 24” or longer US 5 / 3.75mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used for brioche knitting.
Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, optional locking stitch marker for noting MS of work.
Gauge: 24 sts x 18 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in two-color brioche lace stitch pattern (taken after blocking).