*Pathways Scarf* Brioche Knitting Patterns



Pathways Scarf is a brioche knitting pattern worked in brioche rib stitch. It is relatively simple (brioche stitch wise :) since it includes only the easiest increase (brkyobrk) and decreases (brLsl dec and brRsl dec) in brioche.

I see the pattern as a multitude of paths that go to different directions but in the end it all comes to that central pathway (the column with all the central increases) - the mother road - where they all begin.

Finished Size:

71" (180 cm) long x 7" (18 cm) wide
In rows:
rows 1-4 once
rows [5-28] 30 times

Yarn:

1) MC: Schewe Estivo
4.65 oz (132 g) = 359 yds (328 m)
2) CC: DK weight yarn
4.23 oz (120 g) = 328 yds (300 m)

Needles:

4.5mm - US 7 Chiaogoo 4” interchangeable needles with 14” cable

Notions:

Marker (m), tapestry needle

Gauge:

25 sts and 40 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
brkyobrk - brioche knit, yarn over, brioche knit
MC - main color yarn
CC - contrast color yarn
m - marker
st(s) - stitch(es)

Pathways Scarf - Brioche Knitting

Directions:

With main color yarn cast-on 45 stitches
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, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 6 times, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 6, 7, 8 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 9 MC: k1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 10, 11, 12 = rows 2, 3, 4

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

Row 17 MC: k1, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 18, 19, 20 = rows 2, 3, 4

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

Row 25 MC: k1, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 26, 27, 28 = rows 2, 3, 4

Work rows 1-28 according to directions, after that repeat only rows 5-28 until reached the desired length of the scarf.
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 more acquainted with brioche maybe you will want to use the compact chart just below the full one.

Pathways Scarf - Full Chart

Compact Chart: 

In the compact chart I indicate the rows with increases and decreases. Between them are the rows similar to rows 2, 3, 4 with the exception of the fact that you have to work the “brkyobrk” sts from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo.

Pathways Scarf - Compact Chart

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