Briochevron Drawstring Tube by Stephen West
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Briochevron Drawstring Tube

Knitting
March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Briochevron stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 410 yards (366 - 375 m)
Circumference is customizable with sideways construction.
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This two-color brioche design is knit sideways and sewn together to form a zig zag seam. Pick up stitches along one edge to create a folded hem and insert an I-cord drawstring so you can wear the the tube multiple ways. The squishy briochevron stitch pattern yields a cozy reversible cowl. You can cinch the drawstring for a slouchy hat or fold the brim to display the contrast color.

Finished Measurements: 19” / 48cm circumference after being sewn together, 13” / 33cm wide. The fabric is knit sideways so you can wrap the piece around your head while you knit to get your desired circumference.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Yardage: MC - 210yds / 201m
CC - 190yds / 174m

Shown in: Woolfolk Sno
MC: 1 + 15 (Snow & Black)

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
CC: Candlewick (yellow)

Needles: 40” US 4 / 3.5mm circular
Magic loop method used for knitting the drawstring tube in the round.

Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

Gauge: 24 sts & 20 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color briochevron stitch