SOTW #8: Plain Brioche Stitch

In knit, Stitch Of The Week on 26/09/2009 at 12:00 PM

The brioche stitch may seem complicated at first, but can be quickly mastered. Included here are instructions for the plain brioche stitch with both even and uneven stitches. Note: Brioche stitch knits up loosely and is much wider than it is tall so you will need to plan on more rows than if knitting normally. Free PDF, instructions, patterns and videos after the jump.

Free PDF


yf sl yo: bring the working yarn to the front of the work, slip the next stitch purlwise, bring the yarn over the slipped stitch to the back to work the next stitch.

brk: knit the stitch, which was slipped in the previous row, along with its yarnover partner.

Directions: Cast on even number of stitches

Prep Row: [yf sl1 yo, k1] repeat until end

Row 1: [yf sl1 yo, brk 1] repeat until end

Repeat row 1 until desired length.

Directions: Cast on odd number of stitches

Prep Row: [yf sl1 yo, k1] repeat until one stitch left yf sl1 yo.

Row 1: while keeping the yo from the prep row [yf sl1 yo, brk1] repeat until end

Row 2: yf sl1 yo, [brk1, yf sl yo] repeat until end.

Repeat rows 1-2 until desired length.

Free Patterns using this stitch:

  1. Scarf
  2. Neckwarmer
  3. Facecloth
  4. Dishcloth

Instructional Videos:

  1. Prep Row – english
  2. Prep Row – combined
  3. Brioche Stitch

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