Learn to Knit Two-Color Brioche Stitch!
This week on my Ask Me Monday Facebook Live series, I used Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular Needles to show viewers how to knit two-color (aka bi-color) Brioche Stitch. In the video I go through each step of the basics for this double-knit technique including: joining the Contrasting Color (CC), how to work the Brioche Knit and Brioche Purl stitches, what it means to work each row twice, and how to bind-off once you’re finished!
Watch and learn: How to Knit Two Color Brioche Stitch
Brioche the Subject Scarf
(from Step It Up Knits, Chronicle Books)
Appro.x 165 yds each of TWO colors of any worsted- weight (#4) wool blend
Size US 8/5 mm Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular Needle (of any length)
Crochet hook (any size)
Unisex (one size)
Width: 5 in/12.5 cm (slightly stretched) Length: 60 in/152 cm (without fringe)
14 stitches and 16 rows per 4 in/10 cm in pattern stitch
BP1 = Brioche Purl 1, purl together the slipped stitch and the YO from the row below.
BK1: Brioche Knit 1, knit together the slipped stitch and the YO from the row below.
With MC, CO 18 sts. Do not turn work.
Prep Row: (RS CC, forms purl columns in CC on RS) Slide work to other tip of needle and attach CC wyif, *sl 1, yo, p1; rep from * across. Turn work.
Row 1: (WS MC, forms purl columns in MC) Wyif, *sl 1, yo, bp1 (purl together the slipped stitch and yo from row before); rep from *across. Do not turn, slide sts to opposite end of needle where CC is attached.
Row 1: (WS CC, forms knit columns in CC) With CC, *bk1 (knit together the slipped stitch and yo from row before), yf, sl 1, yo; rep from * across. Turn work.
Row 2: (RS MC, forms knit columns in MC) Maintain the CC yo of last worked st by holding it under left needle to the back; with MC, *bk1, yf, sl 1, yo; rep from * across. Do not turn, slide sts to opposite end of needle where CC is attached.
Row 2: (RS CC, forms purl columns in CC) With CC, wyif, *sl 1, yo, bp1; rep from * across. Turn work.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 RS and WS with colors indicated, until scarf measures 60″/152 cm and finishing with a RS CC row.
BO using CC as follows: K1, bp1, pass second stitch over first stitch on the RH needle (one st BO off.) Cont in this matter, knitting the knit stitches and bp1 ( the sl st and YO) while binding off.
Cut both colors, leaving 6 in/15 cm tails.
Fringe (make 12)
Using MC, cut 5 strands of yarn double – ished fringe to be. Holding strands together, fold in half. Insert a crochet hook (any size) through the right side of the edge of your project and lay yarn at folded point over the hook. Pull the yarn through, from back to front, just enough to create a loop. Set aside crochet hook and use your hands to fold loop over edge of project and pull ends of yarn through loop. Pull until taught. Repeat this process, attaching 6 fringe bunches evenly across each scarf end.
Weave in ends. Block if necessary.
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