Briochexplosion by Stephen West


February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in two color brioche
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1600 - 1700 yards (1463 - 1554 m)
One Size (top-down construction makes the size customizable if you stop early)
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This top down shawl begins with an asymmetrical increase in two-color brioche. As the shawl grows, more increases are added resulting in an explosive shape. The border features horizontal stripes and an I-cord bind off. Experiment with colorful stripes and create your own Briochexplosion!

Finished Measurements: 72” / 183cm wingspan, 26” / 66cm from CO to BO measured along center stitch. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: DK weight

Yardage: MC (main color) - approximately 850yds / 777m
CC (contrast color) - approximately 850yds / 777m

Shown in: A variety of DK weight yarn including House of a la Mode Dreamy DK, Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK, and Madelinetosh Tosh DK. The foreground main color (MC) is always a speckled House of a la Mode yarn while the background contrast colors (CC) are mostly semi-solid color pops.

Needles: 60” US 8 / 5mm circular

Notions: 7 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 18 sts & 20 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch

Errata: Section 6 Row 3 RS MC: K1, sl1yo, (brk1, sl1yo) 3 times, slm, brkyobrk, sl1yo, *(brk1, sl1yo) to m, slm, brkyobrk, sl1yo, repeat from * four more times, (brk1, sl1yo) to 1 st before m, brkyobrk, slm, (sl1yo, brk1) 3 times, sl1yo, k1. Do not turn, slide stitches to work the same row with the other color.