Intricate and delicate, Champagne Bubbles Brioche Lace Scarf

Here it is, my very first two-color brioche project, with bonus! lace.

Pattern: Champagne Bubbles Brioche Lace Scarf by Nancy Marchant, from the Vogue Knitting online store. I knit it without modifications.

This pattern is more than a pattern, and well worth the $7 price tag. In addition to actual knitting instructions for this scarf, there is an article/picture tutorial about two-color brioche knitting with lace. There are also detailed instructions about brioche-stitch abbreviations and working basic decreases. Really, it’s a great primer and has everything you need to get started on your own brioche adventure.

I did heavily use Nancy Marchant’s Knitting Fresh Brioche book throughout this project, especially for cast-on and cast-off instructions. It is an invaluable resource. Here’s my book review from last year.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Black Velvet and Rose, about 65 grams (less than 1 skein) of each color (the finished scarf weighs 135 grams). Very lovely yarn for this project. In brioche knitting, the main color – the lighter Rose, in this case – really takes center stage. I want to knit another project where Black Velvet is the star, because it’s a gorgeous colorway that only got to play the “background” role here.

Needles: Addi Turbo circs, US 7. The finished dimensions of the scarf are 68″ x 13″.

It took a little while for me to master the two-color brioche technique, but I’m so glad I took the time. Once I could “read” my knitting, and know where to pick up my knitting after setting it down, I really enjoyed making all those intricate, loopy, tangled stitches. I think a single-ply yarn worked really well in this project, the fabric is soft and drapey, and the stitches are so nicely defined. Would knit again!

 

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8 thoughts on “Intricate and delicate, Champagne Bubbles Brioche Lace Scarf

  1. Alix

    I very much appreciate your review of the pattern, the instructions, the process–this is so helpful! And then the finished product, the lovely scarf, is great incentive to try to emulate your work. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Miriam P.

    Yes, really lovely! The first time I heard of brioche in knitting it was a pattern for a mock brioche cowl (which turned out great – a gift for my nephew) and I just thought the person naming the pattern was being cute – I could imagine the cowl looked like the side of some freshly baked brioche. (this is a true story…)

  3. liz

    That came out beautifully – nice job! I love brioche but have never tried the lace….you have me very tempted 🙂

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