Brioncho by Stephen West


March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in two color brioche
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1600 - 1660 yards (1463 - 1518 m)
Customizable with top down construction. The pattern guides you when to stop increasing for your proportions.
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This cozy brioche poncho (Brioncho) starts with an I-cord cast on followed by two-color brioche in the round. Customize the number of saddle shoulder increases to get your own size. Continue knitting a tube until you create the armholes by working the front and back separately as flat pieces.

Sizes: Customizable with top-down construction.

Finished Measurements: 20” / 51cm neck circumference, 56” / 142cm body circumference. Body circumference and length are customizable. Measurements taken unblocked. Shown on a 42” / 107cm chest circumference and 50” / 127cm yoke circumference with 6” / 15cm of positive ease.

Yarn: DK or Worsted weight

Shown in: MC - Ton of Wool Cormo Aran Weight, Color - White
CC - Madelinetosh Tosh DK, Color - Seaglass

Yardage: These are approximate estimates for a large size like the sample. You may not need this much for a smaller size and a larger size will require a bit more.
MC - approximately 860yds / 786m
CC - approximately 800yds / 732m

Needles: 40” US 7 / 4.5mm circular

Notions: 4 stitch markers, 1 split ring marker, tapestry needle

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

Abbreviations Addition
BRK: brioche knit also known as bark, knit the stitch (that was slipped in the previous row) together with its yarn over.

Saddle Shoulders, Rnd 1 MC: Brkyobrk, sl1yo, (brk1, sl1yo) to 1 st before m, brkyobrk, slm, sl1yo, (brk1, sl1yo) 5 times, slm, repeat …