Sizzle Pop by Lesley Anne Robinson
Satisfy your brioche cravings with Sizzle Pop :: Two shawl patterns in one, both with an all-over chevron lace detail, knit using the two-color brioche stitch! The triangle shawl is the ideal spring and summer accessory for chilly evenings, while the square shawl is great for doubling up and wrapping around your neck or shoulders on cold winter days. Both patterns can be easily modified for a larger or smaller shawl.
Skill level: Intermediate. Basic two color brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases. The square shawl is knit flat from corner to corner, and the triangle shawl is knit on the bias from tip to edge, both using a large circular needle to accommodate large number of stitches.
Both patterns are written and charted, for your convenience! The square version would make a delightful baby blanket!
Sizes: (measured after blocking)
Triangle :: 53” / 134.6cm wingspan x 27” / 68.5cm depth
Square :: 35” / 88.9cm x 35” / 88.9cm square
Gauge: 25 sts x 28 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in two-color brioche chevron lace stitch (taken after blocking).
Swatching for these shawls is a great way to play with different colors, to see what will work! If you’re finding that two colors aren’t working as well as you might have hoped, switch which one is the Main Color! Two-color brioche is a fantastic way to use some of those fabulous speckled or variegated yarns in your stash!
Yarn: Fingering / Sock weight yarn
Triangle :: Main Color (MC): 400yds / 366m
Contrast Color (CC): 390yds / 357m
Square :: MC: 720yds / 658m
CC: 700yds / 640m
Triangle :: MC: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Monet
CC: 1 skein Havirland Pax Sock in Kiss Off
Square :: MC: 2 skeins Republic of Wool Twist Fingering in Love Dust
CC: 2 skeins Fern Fiber Organic Merino Fingering in Grape Ice Cream
Needles: 40” or longer US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, 2 stitch markers for marking center stitch of square shawl, cable needle or stitch marker for use with decreasing sts, optional stitch markers for noting lace repeats