Fading Roses by Lesley Anne Robinson
Fading Roses : A symmetrical triangle shawl knit from the bottom up full of texture, stripes and brioche, fading from one color to the next and back again.
Grab 3 skeins of fingering / sock weight yarn in a fade / gradient of colors! Slub fingering yarn is used in this pattern, and is so much fun to work with! You may substitute any fingering / sock weight yarn for this pattern, but please be aware that your yardage / meterage may differ from what is called for, as well as your final shawl size. Please note that you may use ALL of your Color B yarn. See the last photo here for a photo of my yarn before winding.
Beginner brioche friendly!! Basic brioche skills are not required, this is a fantastic pattern to learn with. I wrote this pattern to be very approachable to beginners who want to try brioche knitting!! The brioche stripes are straightforward and broken up by slip-stitch honeycomb blocks and stripes. There are brioche increases and decreases towards the end of the shawl, but I have created a video tutorial to help you.
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This triangular shawl is knit from the bottom up, beginning with your cast on stitches and ending with the long wingspan at the top edge where you bind off. Throughout the shawl, you will be alternating between slip-stitch honeycomb color blocks and stripes, as well as two-color brioche blocks. Beginning with your Color A and a slip-stitch honeycomb color block, you will blend in Color B slowly with slip-stitch stripes, then two-color brioche. The center of the shawl will be a large slip-stitch honeycomb color block using your Color B yarn, then you will slowly blend in your Color C with slip-stitch stripes and two-color brioche. You will end your shawl with another slip-stitch honeycomb color block using Color C, then move to the beautiful Brioche Fading Roses pattern, which mimics roses within the two-color brioche, while also fading back your colors to your Color A. You will end with a slip-stitch honeycomb border, going back to your Color A.
This pattern has both written instructions, as well as optional charts for the Brioche Fading Roses.
70” / 178 cm wide and 31” / 79 cm deep, measured after blocking.
22 sts and 21 rows = 4” / 10 cm; measured in even two-color brioche stitch knit flat using Large needles (taken after blocking).
: MATERIALS :
Yarn: Fingering / sock weight
1197 yds / 1096 m
A: 356 yds / 326 m
B: 438 yds / 401 m
C: 403 yds / 369 m
Shown in: Lamb Good Fibers Lamb Good Slub (90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon; 438 yds / 401 m per 100 g)
A: 1 skein in Cranberry (dark wine)
B: 1 skein in Sweet Pink (pink)
C: 1 skein in Fading Roses (white speckled)
Small: 40” / 101.5 cm US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles
Large: 40” / 101.5 cm US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles
Circular needles are used for brioche knitting, and to accommodate a large number of stitches. Adjust needle size as needed to obtain proper gauge. If you achieve gauge with a different size Large needle, simply go down one size for your Small size.
tapestry needle for weaving in ends, row counter or preferred method for keeping track of pattern, split ring or locking stitch marker for decreasing stitches, 2 stitch markers for noting pattern repeats