Deepen your knitting repertoire with the stretchy and stunning brioche stitch worked in a single color. It isn’t as hard as you think! This traditional technique consists of slipped stitches, work 2-togethers and yarn overs to create a springy, double-sided fabric that is fully reversible. Learn how to work this deceptively simple stitch with this straight-forward method. Our step-by-step tutorial will teach you how to use one color of yarn to work flat brioche, opening up a world of possibilities in your knitting.
Flat Brioche stitch is worked as a two-row repeat. After working the setup rows, repeat the two rows as instructed below to create the stitch pattern. Definitions for abbreviations are given below.
Setting up for brioche stitch:
Setup Row 1 (RS): *knit 1, Yf-Sl1-YO; repeat from *
Setup Row 2 (WS): *Yf-Sl1-YO, BRK; repeat from *
Work the brioche stitch:
Brioche Row 1 (RS): *BRK, Yf-Sl1-YO; repeat from *
Brioche Row 2 (WS): *Yf-Sl1-YO, BRK; repeat from *
BRK – Brioche Knit: Knit the next stitch together with its corresponding YO from the previous row.
Yf-Sl1-YO – Yarn Forward, Slip 1, 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 to the back (creating a YO on top of the slipped stitch), in position to knit the following stitch. This slipped stitch/yarn over pair is considered one stitch.
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American Targhee Wool
Arbor is a classic DK weight yarn with timeless versatility. American Targhee wool is worsted spun into a round and springy 3-ply yarn, perfect for crisp stitch definition and wear-everywhere knits. Skein-dyed in a painterly palette of solid colors.
Featured colors in this tutorial:
Tincture is reminiscent of grassy olive oil, greener and more vivid than Klimt.
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