HOW-TO: Single color Brioche Stitch knit version

This post came to life to help you on working the Brioche Stitch that I used for my Comfort Vest pattern. The design combines Front piece worked in Stockinette Stitch with the Back piece in Brioche knit fabric which are worked separately and then seamed along the sides.

In order to aline knit columns of Brioche stitch along both side edges of the Back piece, we will work this stitch pattern over an odd number of stitches. That is why the set-up row happens on the wrong side. Also, the Brioche pattern begins after several rows of rolled hem in Stockinette Stitch.

You will find a video tutorial here, where I show you step by step how to work flat the Brioche Knit Stitch along with the written instructions below.

NOTE: I am a Continental style knitter, i.e. holding the yarn in the left hand.

Brioche Stitch with Selvedge – worked flat over an odd number of sts

Set-up Row (WS): sl1 wyif, {sl1-yo, k1} to end. 
Row 1 (RS): sl1 wyif, {brk, sl1-yo} to last 2 sts, brk, k1.
Row 2 (WS): sl1 wyif, {sl1-yo, brk} to last 2 sts, sl1-yo, k1.
Repeat Rows 1 – 2 for pattern.


sl1 wyif – with yarn in front, slip one stitch purlwise 
brk – brioche knit. Knit the stitch that was slipped in the previous row together with its yarn over 
sl1-yo – English Method: bring the yarn to front between needles, slip next stitch purlwise, bring yarn to the back over the needle.
Continental Method: put the yarn to the front of the stitch, slip next stitch purlwise and put the yarn over the top of the slipped stitch.
This slipped stitch with its yarn over is considered as ONE stitch.



I hope this was helpful! If you still need my help or struggling with an issue not described above, I’m looking forward to your comments.