Pate a Choux PDF Pattern

$6.00

Light and fluffy pâte à choux pastry is a staple of French bakeries: the basis for cream puffs, eclairs, and many other delightful treats.

The brioche stitch that is the basis for the Pâte à Choux shoulder cozy is likewise a rich, fluffy, and delightful thing from which many other delightful things are created. It’s worked here in two colors that swap out — or syncopate— to create an intriguing pattern and a versatile layering piece that can be styled in a variety of ways.

Size:  Four sizes, each 12” high. Choose a size whose bottom edge is large enough to fit around your shoulders.

34 (43, 52, 61, 70)” / 86.5 (109, 132, 155, 179) cm around top edge
36 (45, 54, 63, 72)” / 92 (114.5, 137, 160, 183) cm around bottom edge


Needles
:
#8 US (5 mm) circular needles at least 32” (80 cm) in length, or size to obtain gauge
#10 US (6 mm) circular needles at least 32” (80 cm) in length, or two sizes larger than needles used to obtain gauge

Yarn: Morehouse Farm 3-Strand Worsted 100% Merino, 140 yards/ 128 m per 2 oz skein in two contrasting colors.

The sample is shown in
MC: Moonlit –  2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins / 280 (280, 280, 320, 320) yds/ 256 (256, 256, 293, 293) m
CC: Wisteria – 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins / 280 (280, 280, 320, 320) yds/256 (256, 256, 293, 293) m


Gauge:
11 stitches and 17 rounds (34 passes) per 4”/10 cm in two-color brioche stitch

Notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker, scissors

Skills/Techniques: knitting in the round, I-cord cast on (video tutorial), I-cord bind off (video tutorial), brioche knitting (written instructions included), syncopated brioche (written instructions included)