Mrs Zwaalie’s Brioche Scarf for me!

With some Madelinetosh Twist Light in Hi/Lo and Dirty Panther left over from the Provençal Shawl, I decided to start a small brioche scarf to work on between larger projects.

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!



4 thoughts on “Mrs Zwaalie’s Brioche Scarf for me!

    • Orange Smoothie says:

      Thanks! If I had to do it again, though, I’d do it up in a heavier weight yarn. For a scarf, it’s very light because I used fingering weight leftovers. Maybe use a DK or worsted weight? It’d actually serve a better purpose that way. I look forward to seeing yours! 😀

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