Brioche stitch is considered an advanced level knit stitch. However, one of the things that I love to do most is teach people all of the tricks that they need in order to do more with crochet and knitting. Therefore, I have put together some video tutorials for the Fantastic Brioche Scarf free knit pattern. With these videos, you’ll learn how to do the brioche stitch, how to read your brioche knitting, and how to brioche purl. Then when you’re done, you’ll have this fantastic brioche scarf. The scarf is a free pattern on Yarnspirations.com and the video tutorials are available on the Marly Bird YouTube Channel.
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What Is Brioche Knitting?
Brioche knitting is technique that uses tucked stitches and working into the row below to create uniquely layered knitting. Brooklyn Tweed describes it aptly as: “a distinctive knitted ribbing technique that is recognizable by its heightened, doughy texture.”
Worked with two colors, as in this scarf, it creates beautiful colorwork as well as texture in the design. You essentially use knit stitches, yarnovers and slipped stitches to create this great texture. So, even though it’s considered an advanced knitting technique – and you’ll certainly impress yourself by what you can create once you learn it – it’s not as hard to do as it might at first seem.
Fantastic Brioche Scarf: MATERIALS
All that you really need in order to complete this knit scarf is the free pattern, the yarn, and the knitting needles. But, of course, I also have videos for you. I have created line-by-line instructions, as well. And there are some options notions you might want:
Knit Brioche Scarf Free Pattern
This pattern originally called for Soft Essentials yarn, which is a bulky weight acrylic yarn. You might choose to use:
Needles Used in pattern: Size 9 (5.5 mm) circular. (I suggest 24″ needles)
You might also want to use:
Fantastic Brioche Scarf Knitting Video Tutorials
The video series has 3 parts and takes you step-by-step through the process of making this scarf.
- In video 1 you will learn how basic brioche terminology, and how to do Two Color Brioche Ribbing.
- In video 2 you will learn how to do basic knit brioche fabric
- In video 3 you will learn how to transition from basic knit brioche fabric to two color brioche ribbing and how to bind off in pattern.
I did make some line-by-line instructions for the pattern. Along with the written pattern instructions I’ve rewritten the pattern using basic brioche terminology so you will be able to do other brioche patterns in the future.