Brioche stitch, invented by Nancy Marchant, creates a two-layered, reversible fabric that looks like highly textured ribbing. It is beautiful when knit with multiple colors. To create it, slip stitches while creating wraps over them using yarnovers.

Video Knitting Course: Brioche Knitting

Brioche knitting is complicated. One-color, two-color, decreasing... and all those weird abbreviations!

Luckily, it is well within your abilities to knit Brioche, flat and in-the-round, with ease. By following along with the videos and exercises in this course, you'll be amazed at what you create.


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Basic One-Color Brioche Stitch

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An in-depth video on how to do the basic brioche stitch. Brioche stitch is a two-layered fabric that looks somewhat like ribbing, although it is constructed differently.


Definition: Wrap

Brioche wrap glossary term upcoming stitch

The cape-like yarnover stitch that accompanies slipped stitches in brioche knitting.


Brioche Knitting Abbreviations

Br-ssk – Brioche slip, slip, knit: Slip 1 st knitwise, slip next st knitwise. One of these sts will have a wrap. Slip the stitch along with its wrap. Knit slipped sts together.
Brk – Brioche knit: Knit the stitch together with its wrap
Brp – Brioche purl: Purl the stitch together with its wrap
DC – Dark color
LC – Light color
Sl1 wyib – Slip one with yarn in back
Wyib – With yarn in back
Wyif – With yarn in front
Yfsl1yo – Yarn forward, slip 1, yarnover: Move yarn to front, slip next st, bring yarn over needle to back, making a yarnover. The yarnover will pass over the slipped stitch and sit next to it like a cape.


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Italian Cast-On in the Round – Perfect Invisible 1×1 Rib Cast-On

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The Italian cast-on makes a stretchy invisible edge that blends perfectly into 1×1 ribbing. The trick is the stitches that are used in the cast-on.


Basic One-Color Brioche Stitch

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Basic One-Color Brioche Stitch
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An in-depth video on how to do the basic brioche stitch. Brioche stitch is a two-layered fabric that looks somewhat like ribbing, although it is constructed differently.


Read Your Work in Brioche Knitting

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How to Count Stitches and Rows in Brioche

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Setup for a Standard Bind-Off

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Stretchy Yarnover Bind-Off

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Weaving in Ends on Brioche

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What is Selvedge-Stitch Brioche?

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Italian Cast-On and Tubular Setup

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One-Color Selvedge Brioche

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Italian Bind-Off

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One-Color Brioche in the Round

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Two-Color Brioche in the Round

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Read Your Work on 2-Color Brioche

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Decreasing – Brioche SSK

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Two-Color Flat Selvedge Brioche

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Tips for Two-Color Flat Brioche

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Fixing Mistakes in Brioche

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Recommended Book: Knitting Brioche by Nancy Marchant

Knitting Brioche is the definitive guide to the Brioche stitch, by Brioche-knitting inventor Nancy Marchant. I referred to this book to learn and master the Brioche stitch before making our own video guide.

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