Bubbles & Brioche by Stephen West

Bubbles & Brioche

October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1245 yards (1138 m)
One Size
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This semi-circular shawl combines graphic striped sections of garter stitch and brioche with colorful bursts of bubbles. The bubbles are super easy and fun to knit. The pattern is written using a dark and light color for the graphic stripes plus four contrast color pops, but you can use as many colors as you like. A striped I-cord bind off finishes the border of this top-down shawl.

Finished Measurements
75” / 191cm wingspan length, 24” / 61cm from CO to BO edge measured along center. Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight

Color A - 240yds / 220m
Color B - 240yds / 220m
CC - approximately 765yds / 700m total for the CC bubbles

If you are using 4 CC’s, you will need about 191yds / 175m of each CC.

Shown in
Undercover Otter Squirm

Blue Sample
Color A - Below (dark blue)
Color B - Undyed (white)
CC’s - Bruce, Rowsdower, Leviathan, Society (bubble color pops)

Multi-color Sample
This version features West Wool Bicycle.

Try using our Mouse or Copenhagen colorway for the dark color A + Birch Tree for the white color B.

Contrast colorways for the bubbles include Cornflower, Prince, White Peach, Beatrix, Glow, & Roswitha + a couple hand dyed pops. I used 8 different color pops for each bubble section. Dive into your yarn collection and make your bubbles pop!

US 5 / 3.75mm in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

20 sts & 48 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking

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Follow my technique video where I show you how to cast on, work 2-color brioche with increases and work the bubble stitch