Brioche Bolero by Stephen West

Brioche Bolero

January 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1300 - 1400 yards (1189 - 1280 m)
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Gather a colorful pile of worsted and heavy worsted weight yarns for this two-color brioche jacket. This convertible garment is constructed in two halves that are sewn together at the back. The sideways construction allows you to try on the garment while you knit in the round until it matches your proportions so it is easy to modify for all sizes. The final border is worked back and forth with long tails that can be tied together or left hanging. The overall construction is deceptively simple with only one seam and two increase locations throughout the entire project.


Finished Measurements
44” / 112cm chest circumference. 16” / 41cm cuff circumference.
Shown on a 41” / 104cm chest circumference.

Heavy worsted & worsted weight

Approximately 1300yds / 1189m for sample size. Gather more yarns for larger sizes.

Shown in
Malabrigo Mecha
Malabrigo Angora
Malabrigo Worsted
Lorna’s Laces Masham Worsted
Shalimar Yarns Enzo Worsted

The sample mainly consists of Malabrigo Mecha, a heavy worsted weight yarn, but the gauge is also appropriate for worsted weight contrast colors like Malabrigo Worsted. Feel free to mix different fibers together like wool, angora, alpaca, and mohair.

47” US 10 / 6mm circular
Magic loop method is used for knitting small circumferences in the round.

1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

14 sts & 18 rounds = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch (measured unstretched)

This jacket is written using Color A and Color B in the instructions, but as you repeat the rows and add colors, feel free to change colors when you like.

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