*Briolove Shawl* Brioche Knitting Patterns


Briolove Shawl is a brioche knitting pattern worked in brioche rib stitch. The pattern is composed of intertwined hearts and medallions panels like a love kaleidoscope. In the photos and video, you can see a swatch of the shawl but you can change the size of the shawl by repeating more or less times the rows 13-44. If you like the hearts and medallions panels, but want to knit a scarf or a wrap, for you there's the  Briolove Scarf.

Yarn:

Rockshelter Sock by Meadowcroft Dyeworks
Fingering: 100% Merino
Handpainted sock yarn
Main color: 225 Dark Garnet
Contrast color: 044 Raku Glaze
Foliage Shawl in Rockshelter Sock
On their site you can find many wonderful colorway pairings with brioche swatches for each of them, so it's very easy to have an idea of how your brioche knitwork would look like. Being a brioche knitting huge fan, I absolutely love the idea of brioche swatches with photos from both sides. Since brioche is a reversible stitch, you always want to make sure that the "wrong" side looks just right.

Needles:

2.75mm - US 2 Chiaogoo 5” interchangeable needles with 14" and 50" cables

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 knit left slant decrease
brRsl dec - brioche knit right slant decrease
brkyobrk - brioche knit, yarn over, brioche knit
br4st inc - brioche 4 stitches increase
brpLsl dec - brioche purl left slant decrease
brpRsl dec - brioche purl right slant decrease
brpyobrp - brioche purl, yarn over, brioche purl
MC - main color yarn
CC - contrast color yarn
m - marker
st(s) - stitch(es)
LH - left hand
RH - right hand
m - marker
pm - place marker
sm - slip marker
rm - remove marker

Briolove Shawl - Brioche Knitting

Directions:

With MC yarn cast-on 13 sts from 1 st (make a loop with the tail under the working yarn, then [k1, yo] 4 times, k1, into that loop). Pull on yarn tail and tighten that loop. Work row 1 in main color yarn. After that slide all stitches to the other end of the needles, join contrast color yarn and work row 2 in contrast color yarn.

Row 1 MC: k1, sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, k1.

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
          and the “br4st inc” sts from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo, p1, sl1yo

Row 3 MC: p1, * sl1yo, brp1; rep from* to last 2 sts, sl1yo, p1.
Note: work the "brpyobrp" sts from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo

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

Row 5 MC: k1, [sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, br4st inc] 2 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 6, 7, 8 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 9 MC: k1, *[sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1; rep from* to last 6 sts, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, k1.
Row 10 CC: sl1 wyif, *brp1, sl1yo, brpyobrp, [sl1yo, brp1] 2 times, sl1yo, p1, sl1yo, brp1, sl1yo; rep from* to last 6 sts, brp1, sl1yo, brpyobrp, sl1yo, brp1, sl1 wyif. 
Rows 11, 12 = rows 3, 4

Row 13 MC: k1, *sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brk1, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times; rep from* to last 8 sts, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 14, 15, 16 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 17 MC: k1, *[sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, brk1; rep from* to last 10 sts, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, k1.
Row 18 CC: sl1 wyif, *[brp1, sl1yo] 2 times, brpyobrp, [sl1yo, brp1] 2 times, sl1yo, brpLsl dec, sl1yo; rep from* to last 10 sts, [brp1, sl1yo] 2 times, brpyobrp, [sl1yo, brp1] 2 times, sl1 wyif.
Rows 19, 20 = rows 3, 4

Row 21 MC: k1, *[sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times; rep from* to last 12 sts, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk] 2 times, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 22, 23, 24 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 25 MC: k1, *[sl1yo, brk1] 6 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec; rep from* to last 14 sts, [sl1yo, brk1] 6 times, sl1yo,k1
Row 26 CC: sl1 wyif, *[brp1, sl1yo] 3 times, brpyobrp, [sl1yo, brp1] 3 times, sl1yo; rep from* to last 14 sts, [brp1, sl1yo] 3 times, brpyobrp, [sl1yo, brp1] 3 times, sl1 wyif.
Rows 27, 28 = rows 3, 4

Row 29 MC: k1, *[sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk; rep from* to last 16 sts, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 30, 31, 32 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 33 MC: k1, *sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brRsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brkyobrk; rep from* to last 18 sts, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brRsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, k1.
Row 34 CC: sl1 wyif, *brp1, sl1yo, brpRsl dec, sl1yo, brpyobrp, sl1yo, brpLsl dec, sl1yo, brp1, sl1yo, p1, sl1yo, brpyobrp, sl1yo, brp1, sl1yo; rep from* to last 14 sts, brp1, sl1yo, brpRsl dec, sl1yo, brpyobrp, sl1yo, brpLsl dec, sl1yo, brp1, sl1 wyif.
Rows 35, 36 = rows 3, 4

Row 37 MC:  k1, *[sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times; rep from* to last 12 sts, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, k1.
Row 38 CC: sl1 wyif, *[brp1, sl1yo] 3 times, p1, [sl1yo, brp1] 3 times, sl1yo, brpyobrp, sl1yo, brp1, sl1yo, p1, sl1yo, brp1, sl1yo, brpyobrp, sl1yo; rep from* to last 14 sts, [brp1, sl1yo] 3 times, p1, [sl1yo, brp1] 3 times, sl1 wyif.
Rows 39, 40 = rows 3, 4

Row 41 MC: k1, *sl1yo,  brRsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1; rep from* to last 14 sts, sl1yo, brRsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, k1.
Row 42 CC: sl1 wyif, *brpRsl dec, sl1yo, brpyobrp, sl1yo, brpLsl dec, sl1yo, brp1, sl1yo, p1, [sl1yo, brp1] 2 times, sl1yo, brpyobrp, [sl1yo, brp1] 2 times, sl1yo,p1, sl1yo, brp1, sl1yo; rep from* to last 10 sts, brpRsl dec, sl1yo, brpyobrp, sl1yo, brpLsl dec, sl1 wyif.
Rows 43, 44 = rows 3, 4

Work rows 1-44 according to directions, after that repeat only rows 13-44 until almost reached the desired shawl size. Before bind off work once rows 13-32. 
After working row 32 bind off by following the below steps (you can watch how to bind off in this video):
Step 1: k1, p1, pass first stitch on the RH needle over the second stitch.
Step 2: brk1, pass first stitch on the RH needle over the second stitch.
Step 3: p1, pass first stitch on the RH needle over the second stitch.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to finish the bind off. Cut the yarn by leaving a tail. Pull the yarn tail through the last stitch.
Weave in loose ends. When blocking the shawl stretch it and pin it to obtain the edge like in the photo.

Chart:

Briolove - Full Chart

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