What comes to mind when you hear brioche knitting?
Excitement? Fear? Challenge?
Before I learned the basic brioche series of stitches, it seemed daunting. As a new knitter, I kind of plunged head first into every new thing I could try—from my first purl stitch to stranded/Fair Isle designs and intarsia. But the brioche patterns seemed more complicated.
So like many of us do when faced with something we know nothing about, I took a class offered at my local knit shop. It used the basic repeat that you’ll find in this pattern.
- Four-row repeat pattern•
- Each row repeats two differnt stitches in the middle of the row
- Edge stitches create an easy dimensional i-cord edge
- Color changes are optional but create a visually interesting pattern—
you might even knit one is your favorite sports team’s colors
- You can do this...and I created a video to help you get started!
So one row at a time, my fear began to subside. With each row I knitted, I began to see the desirable qualities of the brioche stitch. Such a thick and yummy scarf! Even the blue-green-gray scarf I knitted for my husband is 50% cotton / 50% merino wool and it keeps his neck warm. If I can do it, so can you!
Patterns from Studio 21 Market include:
- Clearly labeled for needles and yarn suggestions
- Easy-to-understand instructions & charts
- Marks for tracking progress
Buy and download the PDF pattern here.
Enjoy the process and the warmth!