Brioche Stitch

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Brioche Stitch - Stitch Sample

The Brioche Stitch is one of our absolute favorites because it's one of the easiest and fastest stitches ever. It also creates a rich, soft and warm reversible fabric with two identical sides and is just perfect for snuggling in on a cold day. So, if you need a beautiful and cozy scarf or a throw and fast - that's the right stitch for you. The Brioche Stitch is also known as English Ribbing and is closely related to the Half Brioche Stitch and the Stockinette Brioche Stitch.

What you need to have in mind is that the fabric will consume a bit more yarn than usual. It will also stretch after being washed for the first time, so have this in mind when knitting your gauge.

Difficulty level: Easy

Instructions

You need a stitch number multiple of 2 + 1 + 2 edge stitches. Repeat the pattern between the arrows as many times as you like. 

Work all rows as shown in the chart. Right side rows (1, 3, etc.) are worked from right to left, wrong side rows (2, 4, etc.) are worked from left to right. After finishing rows 1 and 2, repeat rows 3 and 4 until you've reached the desired length.

Brioche Stitch - Knitting Chart

Symbol Key

- edge stitch

- purl 1

- slip 1 purlwise together with 1 yarn over

- purl 1 together with the yarn over

Traditional Instructions

Row 1: edge st, * sl1pw with 1 yo, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl1pw with 1 yo, edge st
Row 2: edge st, p2tog (1 st + yo), * sl1pw with 1 yo, p2tog (1 st + yo); repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 3: edge st, * sl1pw with 1 yo, p2tog (1 st + yo); repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl1pw with 1 yo, edge st
Row 4: same as row 2

Repeat rows 1 through 2.