Every Leaf is a Flower is an interesting brioche technique shawl; to wrap, swoosh and swing around you. You can add extra pizzazz by placing beads as you work, or omit them, the choice is yours. The shawl is worked from the tip, increasing upwards, adding an extra leaf to each side of the shawl. The border top-edge is finished with a band of simple ‘straight’ broche sprinkled with beads. Due to changing from ‘leaf brioche’ to ‘straight brioche’, the corners of the top of the shawl curve round to give you slightly arched edges to the triangular shape. Every Leaf is a Flower is worked in two skeins of 4ply yarn; one dark, one light – this gives you the iconic dramatic brioche effect. Enjoy making. Enjoy wearing.
YOU WILL NEED
Main Colour (MC): 1 x 100g Warm Moonshine, 400m/100g, 70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere Sample: colourway Tone Contrast Colour (CC): 1 x 100g Warm Moonshine, meterage and content as above Sample: colourway undyed natural grey
Place Bead on st before workingbr4st inc ,
Place Bead on the st you will work br4st inc. The bead sits neatly under the increase. PB: place bead - bead sits with holes at top and bottom; place bead onto 0.75 hook, place st on end of hook, pull st through into stitch loop, slip next st purlwise onto hook, slip st back onto needle and work br4st inc.
brk (brioche knit - also known as a bark): k st (that was slipped in previous R) together with its yarn over
brp (brioche purl - also known as a burp): p st (that was slipped in previous R) together with its yarn over
sl1 wyib / sl1 wyif: slip one st purl-wise with yarn in back / with yarn in front
sl1yo is the action that creates the shawled st sl1yo: slip 1 purlwise with yarn over needle – always worked purlwise (as if to purl)
This action works differently for a brk row than for a brp row, but one manipulation remains standard - that working yarn must always be in front before slipping st. On a brp row working yarn is in place before slipping st but in a brk row you need to first bring yarn to front and then slip the st. This worked st with its yarn over shawl is considered one st.
sl1yofollowing a k or brk st: bring working yarn under needle to front of work, slip next st purlwise, then bring yarn over needle (and over slipped st) to back, in position to work following st. sl1yo following a p or brp st: working yarn is already in front, slip next st purlwise, then bring yarn over needle (and over slipped st), then to front under needle, into position to work following st.
brRsl dec. 2 st decrease that slants to the right, involves 3 sts, makes one st: slip first st kwise, knit next st, pass slipped st over, place st on left hand needle and pass following st over. Place st on right-hand needle. brLsl dec. 2 st decrease that slants to the left,involves 3 sts, makes one st: slip first st knitwise, brk following 2 sts together, pass slipped st over.
br4st inc.4 st increase, involves one st, makes 5 sts: [(brk, yo) 2 times, brk] into same st
br4st dec 4 st decrease involves 5 sts, makes one st: sl first brk st kw | sl next st kw | place next brk st on removable marker and hold in front of work | k next st on LH needle | pass sl st on RH needle over (one st dec) | move st to LH needle | pass next brk st over (one st dec) | move st to RH needle | pass first sl brk st over (1 st dec) | move st from marker to LH needle | move st on RH needle to LH needle and pass held brk sts over (1 st dec) | move st back to RH needle
brkyobrk 2 st increase, involves one st, makes 3 sts: brk1 leaving st on LH needle, yo (yarn forward under needle then over needle to back), then brk1 into same st. When a brkyobrk increase is used, three single sts bloom out of the center of one st. These 3 sts will be worked separately in following row since they are not yet ‘shawled’.