Hello again! Today is another throw-back to last month pattern type of post. The pattern highlighted today is the Horta Shawl, my first pattern using the delicious brioche technique!
Combining squishy garter stripes with an easy peasy brioche, this shawl is super fun to knit! Worked flat from the top down, the shawl is a combination of garter stitch stripes and a simple brioche. If you, like me, have always admired but were a little bit afraid of brioche fear no more! The pattern is very easy and straightforward, and it is as beginner friendly as it gets.
During these weird and rough times, one thing I missed the most was going outside and spending time in nature, so I found myself turning frequently to my childhood memories spent in the countryside. "Horta" means vegetable garden in portuguese, and the inspiration for this shawl came from the interesting lines of crops fields make when viewed from above, almost like an impressionist painting.
The Horta Shawl is my first collaboration with @anzulaluxuryfibers
and it calls for their amazing Lucero DK base, shown here in the colorways Rye (green) and Petal (pink). The medium weight yarn makes this a perfect piece to wrap yourself in all year long, from a chilly summer night to a sunny winter day!
SIZES & YARDAGE 190 x 90 cm/74 x 36 inches (wingspan x depth)
Approximately a total of 810 m/880 yd of DK weight yarn in 2 colors. 405 m/ 440 yd of each color.
Sample features Anzula Lucero DK 80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% sparkling stellina in colorways C1: Rye and C2: Petals.
NEEDLES 4 mm/US 6 circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Circular needles with 80 cm/32 inches cable length recommended to accommodate all stitches comfortably.
NOTIONS blocking tools of your preference, scissors, stitch markers, tapestry needle
GAUGE 18 stitches x 35 rows in 10 cm/4 inches after blocking in garter stitch.
Even though gauge is not crucial to this project, changes in it will affect your yardage requirements and your final measurements.
I hope you like it!