Any odd number
Scarves, dish cloths
The single color brioche knit stitch is the perfect starting point to learn brioche knitting. It’s a reversible stitch that’s soft and stretchy, perfect for all sorts of projects.
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The single color brioche knit stitch can be paired with just about any fiber of yarn in your stash. Brioche knitting creates a pretty thick fabric so light and medium weight yarns are very practical options but you can certainly use any weight yarn for this stitch.
Supplies used in demonstration video:
- Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie Yarn
- US 10 Knitting Needle
- Yarn Needle
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Abbreviations & Special Stitches
- BRK Brioche Knit**
- K Knit
- Rep Repeat
- Sl1p Slip One Purlwise
- YO Yarn Over
** BRK: Knit designated stitch together with its corresponding yarn over from previous row.
Cast on an odd number of stitches.
Row 1 (set up row): K. *YO, Sl1p, k. Rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K. *BRK, YO, Sl1p. Rep from * to last st. K last st.
Row 3: K. *YO, Sl1p, BRK. Rep from * to last st. K last st.
Repeat: Rep rows 2 and 3 until your project measures the length you want.
Bind off in pattern. Instead of slipping one purlwise, purl instead and bind it off.
Single Color Brioche Stitch in the Round
Cast on an even number of stitches.
Round 1: K1. *YO, sl1p, k. Rep from to end of row. (last st will be a sl1p)
Round 2: *YO, sl1p. YO, BRP. Rep from to end of row.
Round 3: *BRK. YO, sl1p. Rep from to end of row.
Repeat: Rep rounds 2-3 until your project measures the length you want, ending after a 2nd row.
Bind Off: Bind off in pattern starting a 3rd row. Instead of slipping one purlwise, purl instead and bind it off.