Soutache

I love this quote on the left by Dr. Seuss. And it's especially fitting for me as this has been my first 2-color brioche project,
and I have to admit, I'm hooked! The process is just so very enjoyable, and the results are amazing.
I've never been so sorry to finish a project, and can't wait to use this technique again.
If YOU never did, this could be the perfect project to get you going. These things are fun!

The stitch patterns I used in Soutache mimic the look of corded soutache embroidery,
and the finished piece is soft and light as a cloud.

Work in scarf, stole or shawl width, knitting in one piece from end to end.



Stats

Sizes: Scarf (stole, shawl): Finished measurements: 74" long by 9 (16, 23)" wide. Size shown is scarf.

Yarn: Any Sunday Knits 3 ply yarn (246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein) including Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed):
2 (4, 6) skeins of main color and 20 (50, 70) gm for each of five background gradient colors.

Shown in Angelic dijon main color with 5-color gradient contrasting color.
Substitute any sport weight yarn: 500 (1000, 1500) yds each main color and contrasting color.

Needles: Size 5 US / 3.75 mm for scarf, size 6 US / 4 mm for cast on, size 3 US / 3.25 mm for ribbed borders.

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers (optional). blocking wires and T-pins (optional but recommended).

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4" in brioche stitch using size 5 needles.

Techniques used: 2-color brioche knitting, tubular cast on, Italian bind off.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, glossary, stitch pattern in charted format only.

Knit Soutache

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Edited by Sandra Whittaker.