Aspen Leaf is ready to rock and roll!
Aspen Leaf is a leafy brioche scarf. Butterfly wing-shaped wedges are introduced in syncopated brioche as the leaves narrow and widen. The leaves are especially glorious in a gradient main color, and a speckle or semi-solid makes a nice background. The leaf pattern repeats 10 times using two 4 oz skeins of DK weight yarn. You could easily substitute two 4 oz skeins of worsted weight yarn for a slightly wider scarf with fewer repeats.
Sample shown in Huckleberry Knits DK Gradient (Practical Tactical Brilliance) and Huckleberry Knits American Dream DK (When You Said Hi, I Forgot My Dang Name). Gauge is not critical in this stretchy fabric, but it can affect size and yardage requirements. Work for a gauge that gives you a pleasant fabric, not floppy nor tight. Knit as many leaves as you like, depending on how much yarn you have.
This was my relaxing vacation knit in December. Brioche, relaxing? Yes; once you’ve knit a leaf or two, the shaping is easy to remember. You should have experience knitting brioche before knitting Aspen Leaf.
I took it to VKLive NYC last month.
We had a good time!
I’m knitting one more for myself in Knit Picks Chroma Worsted; it’s a little wider and will have 8 leaves, according to my yarn scale. No yarn chicken here!
This pattern is available through Ravelry. It’s 10% off through February 14, 2020 as a valentine to you. Happy knitting!
The ‘unwrapped’ library of brioche decreases is forcing me to get my ancient head around learning again. They look SO MUCH better, eh, Michele ? Do you always use them now ?
What a beautiful scarf – great design!
I will not let you escape reading this – https://wp.me/p6zYMn-4PU – and seeing if you get what I’m saying, Michele. 😀