*Foliage Scarf* Brioche Knitting Patterns


Foliage Scarf is a brioche knitting pattern worked in brioche rib stitch. On a zigzagging central stem there are leaves to the right and to the left. As soon as you finish one repeat of the pattern in height, you can see a complete leaf, and then after half of a repeat - there's another one appearing on the other side.

Finished Size:

72 1/2" (184 cm) long x 5 1/2" (14 cm) wide
In rows:
rows 1-4 once rows [5-36] 26 times rows 37-40 once

Yarn:

1) MC: Alize Bella Batik Design color 4150
2.22 oz (63 g) = 248 yds (227 m)
2) CC: Schachenmayr Catania Solids color navy
3.74 oz (106 g) = 290 yds (265 m)

Needles:

2.75mm - US 2 Chiaogoo 4” interchangeable needles with 14” cable

Notions:

Marker (m), tapestry needle

Gauge:

27 sts and 45 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern brioche rib not blocked

Abbreviations:

k - knit
p - purl
brk - brioche knit
brp - brioche purl
sl1yo - slip 1 pwise with yarn over needle
sl1 wyib - slip 1 pwise with yarn in back
sl1 wyif - slip 1 pwise with yarn in front
brLsl dec - brioche left slant decrease
brRsl dec - brioche right slant decrease
br4st inc - brioche 4 stitches increase
MC - main color yarn
CC - contrast color yarn
m - marker
st(s) - stitch(es)

Foliage Scarf - Brioche Knitting

Directions:

With main color yarn cast-on: 
2 (pattern repeats) x 18 + 3 = 39 stitches 
If you want to knit a wrap or a blanket, just increase the number of repeats in the formula above.
Work row 1 with main color yarn. After that slide all stitches to the other end of the needles, join contrast color yarn and work row 2 with contrast color yarn.

Row 1 MC: k1, *sl1yo, k1; rep from *, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.

After each odd row slide stitches to other end of needles, pick-up contrast color yarn and knit the even row.
After each even row turn work, pick-up main color yarn and knit the odd row.

Row 2 CC: sl1 wyif, *brp1, sl1yo; rep from* to last 2 sts, brp1, sl1 wyif.
Note: knit the “br4st inc” sts from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo, p1, sl1yo

Row 3 MC: k1, * sl1yo, brp1; rep from* to last 2 sts, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.

Row 4 CC: sl1 wyib, *brk1, sl1yo; rep from* to last 2 sts, brk1, sl1 wyib.

Row 5 MC: k1, *[sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, br4st inc, sl1yo, brLsl dec; rep from*, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 6, 7, 8 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 9 MC: k1, *[sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, br4st inc, sl1yo, brLsl dec; rep from*, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 10, 11, 12 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 13 MC: k1, *[sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st inc, sl1yo, brRsl dec; rep from*, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 14, 15, 16 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 17 MC: k1, *sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brRsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, br4st inc, sl1yo, brRsl dec; rep from*, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 18, 19, 20 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 21 MC: k1, *sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, br4st inc, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times; rep from*, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 22, 23, 24 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 25 MC: k1, *sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, br4st inc, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times; rep from*, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 26, 27, 28 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 29 MC: k1, *sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times; rep from*, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.  
Rows 30, 31, 32 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 33 MC: k1, *sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, brk1; rep from*, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.  
Rows 34, 35, 36 = rows 2, 3, 4

Work rows 1-36 according to directions, after that repeat only rows 5-36 until almost reached the desired length of the scarf. Before bind off work once rows 37-40.

Row 37 MC: k1, *[sl1yo, brk1] 7 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec; rep from*, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 38, 39, 40 = rows 2, 3, 4

Bind off and weave in loose ends.

Full Chart:

The full chart is for brioche beginners. As the titles announces, it indicates all the rows. When you get better acquainted with brioche maybe you will want to use the compact chart just below the full chart.
Foliage Scarf - Full Chart

Compact Chart:

In the compact chart are indicated mostly the rows with increases and decreases. Between them are the rows similar to rows 2, 3, and 4, with the exception of the fact that you have to work the “br4st inc” stitches from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo, p1, sl1yo.
Foliage Scarf - Compact Chart

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