Brioche knitting is the current “it knit” and there are so many ways to play with it, once you understand the basic brioche rib stitch. We’ll practice syncopating our brioche (swapping dominant color with background color) and learn an increase and 2 decreases. Voilà, it’s a gauge swatch, and now we can cast on for the real deal!
Technique Requirements: Students should already be familiar with knitting brioche rib; this is not a beginning brioche class.
With LC, cast on 17 sts.
Setup Row (LC): *K1, sl1yo, rep from * to last st, k1. Slide back to beginning of row.
Setup Row (DC): Sl1, add new yarn from back to front, *BRP, sl1yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, BRP, Sl1 wyib. Turn.
Row 1 (LC): P1; *sl1yo, BRP; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1yo, P1. Slide back to beginning of row.
Row 1 (DC): Sl1 wyif; *BRK, sl1yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, BRK, sl1 wyif. Turn.
Row 2 (LC): K1; *sl1yo, BRK; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Slide back to beginning of row.
Row 2 (DC): Sl1 wyib; *BRP, sl1yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, BRP, sl1 wyib. Turn.
Repeat these 2 rows (4 half rows) twice more, or until you’re comfortable. End with Row 2 DC.
Syncopation pattern, two contrasting colors of fingering-weight yarn (100g/4 oz each), 24-inch US 3 circular needle, stitch marker to mark syncopation point. Syncopation pattern is available through Ravelry here (NOTE this link will take you to Ravelry): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/syncopation-7 Use coupon code VKL20 for 20% off pattern purchase.
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