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I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Despite holding a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Brickhouse

Pattern Description:

"She's a brick house, she's mighty mighty..."
The Commodores
This shawl is all that and more: Warm and cozy like a home, built to last, and keeping you looking fine. Make this a study in color; try different color combinations to discover the best mortar for your bricks. Brick House is based on an easily memorized brick eyelet pattern. Started at the bottom, you have a chance to learn the pattern over a few stitches, increasing on each side as go you. As you get the hang of the pattern, it starts getting wider, quite addictive if I do say so myself! Discover all the fun ways Brick House can be worn; to the front, down the back, over one shoulder....


19 sts / 30 rows = 4" in pattern st blocked
22 sts / 28 rows= 4" in st st, take time to check gauge

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 31 inches deep and 63 inches wide at top


  • Two 400 yard skeins of fingering weight yarn
  • 1 US size 6 [4 mm] 32 inch or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers (optional)