Brioche lace suggests the foamy sand patterns left behind when the tide goes out, as rhythmic and soothing as the receding waves. Erradale is a deceptively simple knit, equally eye-catching in one or two colours.
Black Isle Yarn’s first-clip Coulmore 4-ply is a natural part of the Inverness landscape, from sheep that live just round the corner from me. It’s the perfect choice for a warm shawl with body and bounce, and shows the brioche off beautifully.
Length (A): 250 cm / 98 in
Depth (B): 56 cm / 22 in
The 1 colour version of the pattern requires 700 m / 770 yds fingering weight yarn. The 2 colour version of the pattern requires 350 m / 385 yds of yarn in each colour. It is recommended that you chose a yarn that will block well, and give stitch definition to the brioche pattern.
Samples are made using:
Black Isle Yarns Coulmore 4ply, 350m / 385 yds per 100g skein.
The 1 colour version uses 2 skeins in Natural.
The 2 colour version uses 2 contrasting naturally dyed skeins, one in each colour.
16 sts and 32 rows over 10 cm / 4 in, in brioche stitch, after blocking.
Tension is not critical, but will affect the final size of the shawl and the amount of yarn used.
4 mm circular needles
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