The Brioche Stitch

Stitch Description

The Brioche Stitch is a thick, lofty, ribbed knitting stitch pattern. Its loose knit gives brioche fabric an enormous amount of stretch, and its unique constructions makes for a super soft end product. Made using an interlocking technique, knitting stitches from the previous row together with the current row, there’s truly nothing like the brioche stitch. It’s one of the most beautiful and simple looking knitting stitches out there.

Use the brioche stitch in scarves and cowls, or in a lovely ribbed hat.

Video Tutorial

Abbreviations

K
Knit
BRK
Brioche Knit Stitch – Knit the stitch that was slipped in the previous row together with its yarn over
SL1YO
Slip One, Yarn Over – Bring the working yarn under the needle to the front of the work, slip the next stitch purlwise, then bring the yarn over the needle (and over the slipped stitch) to the back, in position to work the following stitch.
WYIF
With Yarn In Front

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

    • Prep row: *Wyif, sl1yo, k1; rep from * to end.
    • Row 1: K1, *Wyif , sl1yo, brk; rep from * to end.
    • Row 2: *Wyif , sl1yo, brk; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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