*Zigzag Scarf* Brioche Knitting Patterns


Zigzag Scarf is a brioche knitting pattern worked in brioche rib stitch. It's a version of Nancy Marchant's pattern from "Knitting Fresh Brioche".

The pattern seems very intricate, but it's all about the increases and decreases sequences.

Yarn:

MC: Red Heart Detroit
CC: YarnArt Baby

Needles:

4 mm - US 6

Notions:

Marker (m), tapestry needle

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
brkyobrk - brioche knit, yarn over, brioche knit
MC - main color yarn
CC - contrast color yarn
m - marker
st(s) - stitch(es)

Zigzag Scarf - Brioche Knitting

Directions:

With main color yarn cast-on: 
1 (pattern repeats) x 14 + 31 = 44 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 “brkyobrk” sts from previous row as: 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, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times; rep from *, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 6, 7, 8 = rows 2, 3, 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Row 37 MC: k1, [sl1yo, brk1] 6 times, sl1yo, *brRsl dec, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo; rep from *, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 38, 39, 40 = rows 2, 3, 4  

Row 41: k1, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, *sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec; rep from *, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 6 times, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.  
Rows 42, 43, 44 = rows 2, 3, 4  

Repeat only rows 5-44 until reached the desired length of the scarf. 


Bind off and weave in loose ends.

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 “brkyobrk” stitches from the previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo.
Foliage Scarf - Compact Chart

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