Mrs. Zwaalie’s Brioche Scarf is a free pattern by Nancy Marchant. It doesn’t have any increases or decreases, so it’s easier for a beginner to learn this slightly more complex pattern over the usual brioche rib.
Since this scarf was intended for my personal use, I decided to experiment with the cast-on and bind-off style. I used the German Twisted Cast On that I learned in the Provençal Shawl class and the Italian Two-Color Bind Off that Nancy Marchant prefers.
As you can see, in this photo, the Italian Two-Color Bind Off makes the light-colored stitches go over the edge of the scarf where the German Twisted Cast On uses the dark color as a background border.
My personal preference is the German Twisted Cast On, so I will bind off in a way that mirrors that cast on for other projects I think would benefit from that look.
The reverse side of the scarf looks nice, too!
I love my new scarf and still have enough yarn left over to make something else!