Two Color Brioche Knit Stitch

Skill Level

Complex

Multiple

Even

Project Ideas

Scarves, Garments

The two color brioche knit stitch is the perfect way to advance from the single color brioche knitting. It creates a squishy, stretchy fabric that’s reversible in the neatest way.

two color brioche knit stitch
getting started

Suggested Supplies

Two color brioche works up nicely with a variety of yarn weights. Pair it with a smooth or slightly textured yarn to see the pattern best.

Supplies used in demonstration video:

  • Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca, Cream & Taupe
  • US 9 Knitting Needle
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


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pattern details

Abbreviations & Special Stitches

  • BRK Brioche Knit**
  • BRP Brioche Purl**
  • CC Contrast Color
  • K Knit
  • MC Main Color
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sl1p Slip One Purlwise
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • YO Yarn Over

** BRK: Knit designated stitch together with its corresponding yarn over from previous row.

**BRP: Purl designated stitch together with its corresponding yarn over from previous row.

the pattern

Written Instructions


With MC, cast on an even number of stitches.

Row 1 (set up row):  With MC, K. *K. YO, Sl1p. Rep from * to end of row. Slide sts to other end of needle.

Row 2 (set up row): With CC, K. YO, *Sl1p. YO, BRP. Rep from * to last st. Bring yarn to back and k last st. Turn.

Row 3: With MC, K. YO, *Sl1p. YO, BRP. Rep from * to last st. Bring yarn to back and k last st. Slide sts to other end of needle.

Row 4: With CC, K. BRK, *YO, Sl1p, BRK. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.

Row 5: With MC, K. BRK, *YO, Sl1p, BRK. Rep from * to end of row. Slide sts to other end of needle.

Row 6: With CC, K. YO *Sl1p. BRP. Rep from * to last st. Bring yarn to back and k last st. Turn.

Repeat: Rep rows 3 through 6 until project measures the length you want, ending on a 4th row.

Bind Off: Start the bind off on a 5th row. Bind off in pattern. Instead of slipping one purlwise, purl instead and bind it off.


see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial


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