Duveteux by Katherine Vaughan
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December 2007
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Fluffy Brioche stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
284 - 426 yards (260 - 390 m)
Women's M (instructions for S, M, L)
This pattern is available for free.

There are times in life when you just wish you could be with a friend all day long to hold their hand, hug them, or just be a shoulder to cry on. But if you can’t, an option (for knitters, anyway) is to make them something they can wrap around themselves and feel loved in.

Duveteux (French for “fluffy”) is just such a wrap. Fluffy, warm, and with a lovely texture using the Fluffy Brioche stitch, this wrap goes fast but lasts a long time. It may be worn either of two ways - wrapped around the shoulders as in the first picture, or draped around the neck and buttoned in the front as in the second. Either way, the wearer will feel warm and loved.

Sizes: Women’s S (M, L). Shown in M. Note: sizing is not hugely crucial, as the pattern has a lot of give. It should be approximately the recipient’s bust size. See standard CYCA sizing guide.

Gauge: 11sts and 16 rows to 4in (10cm) in fluffy brioche stitch. Gauge is not critical. Loose is better than tight.