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“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.... 

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)
One size F/3.75 mm crochet hook

Yarn Used
Lorna's Laces Solemate (55% merino wool SUPERWASH, 30% outlast, 15% nylon, 3.53 oz [100 g] / 425yds [389 m]);
Color A: Watercolor; 1 skein, Color B:  Grant Park; 1 skein

Schaefer Yarn Heather (55% merino wool SUPERWASH, 30% silk, 15% nylon, 4 oz [113 g] / 400 yds [365 m]);
Color A: Tomato; 1 skein, Color B:  Elizabeth Zimmermann; 1 skein

Schaefer Yarn Audrey (50% merino wool SUPERWASH, 50% silk,15% nylon, 4 oz [113 g] / 700 yds [640 m]);
Color A: Spruce; 1 skein, Color B: Irene Sendler; 1 skein

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

Approx. 31 inches deep and 63 inches wide at top

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner



Pattern is delivered electronically upon purchase in PDF format.  You will need Adobe Reader to view/print this pattern.

Please contact a Nelkin Designs stockist if you would like to purchase a hard copy of this pattern.

No duplicating except for personal use.  Please do not copy and share with your friends or colleagues; each sale of a pattern helps support my designing.  Items knit from this pattern may not be sold except with permission of the designer.