Two different yarns in contrasting colors combine to create a simple but intriguing scarf. Each pair of rows is worked alternately with Shelter and Loft in brioche stitch. Amplify the herringbone effect with a high-contrast pairing — the sample is knit in Cast Iron and Fossil —or use closely related hues for a gentle glow. Imagine a festive Crosshatch in Long Johns and Cinnabar or a moody version blending Stormcloud and Faded Quilt. Stretch-blocking on wires opens up the fabric to further expose the stitch pattern and give the finished fabric a beautiful drape.
Crosshatch is also available as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS.
- 385 (715) yards of worsted weight wool yarn in Color 1 (C1)
- 495 (905) yards of fingering weight wool yarn in Color 2 (C2)
- 3 (6) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- 2 (4) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
- Scarf photographed in colors Old World (C1) & Artifact (C2) and wrap photographed in colors Cast Iron (C1) & Fossil (C2)
- 13 stitches & 40 rows = 4″ in Brioche Stitch with Size A needle(s), after stretch-blocking
Note that for Brioche Stitch, each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rows; when you count these it will appear that 20 rows = 4″
Size A (for Brioche Fabric)
- One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size B (for Tubular Cast On; optional)
- One 32″ circular needle one size smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
A circular needle is required in order to slide the piece back and forth while working the stitch pattern.
Note: if you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
- 13¼ (25½)” [33.5 (65) cm] wide
- 76¼” [193.5 cm] long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after stretch-blocking
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- 1×1 Tubular Cast On For Brioche (Flat knitting; odd number of stitches)
- 1×1 Tubular Bind Off
- Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)