Introduction: Easy 2 Color SHORTCUT Brioche Scarf

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Free Pattern! Who doesn’t love a warm, squishy scarf in the winter? This pattern will teach you my shortcut to working the Brioche stitch in 2 colors. If you can work “knit 1, purl 1” ribbing, you can knit this project!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Approx. 81 yds of #6 Super Bulky weight yarn in Color A
Approx. 81 yds of #6 Super Bulky weight yarn in Color B

(I used Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn in Fort Lauderdale Coral and Miami Seafoam.)

1 Circular Knitting Needle, size 11 (8mm)

Scissors

Large-eyed Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle

Step 2: Check Your Gauge

Gauge: 5 Brioche sts = 3”
7 Brioche rows = 3”

Finished Size: 6 1/2″ x 64″. Feel free to adjust size as much as you like, making sure that you purchase enough yarn to accommodate the larger / smaller size.

Step 3: Abbreviations

K: knit
P: purl

SL: slip

CO: cast on

BO: bind off

CA: Color A

CB: Color B

sts: stitches

K1b: knit one below (This is a special stitch. See instructions below to learn how to work this stitch.)

P1b: purl one below (This is a special stitch. See instructions below to learn how to work this stitch.)


K1b (knit one below): Normally, when you work a knit stitch, you insert your right hand needle into the next stitch on the left hand needle. Instead, insert your right hand needle into the stitch below the next stitch on the left needle. Knit that stitch, slipping the stitch above off of the left needle at the same time.

P1b (purl one below): Normally, when you work a purl stitch, you insert your right hand needle into the next stitch on the left hand needle. Instead, insert your right hand needle into the stitch below the next stitch on the left needle. Purl that stitch, slipping the stitch above off of the left needle at the same time.

Step 4: Watch the Video Tutorial for Detailed Visual Instructions!

Step 5: Start Knitting!

With CA, CO 13 sts (or any odd number of sts).
Row 1: SL1. (P1, K1) across.

Row 2: Slide work to other end of needle. With CB, SL1. (P1b, K1) across to last 2 sts, P1b, SL1.

Row 3: Turn. With CA, SL1. (K1, P1b) across to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 4: Slide work to other end of needle. With CB, SL1. (K1b, P1) across to last 2 sts, K1b, SL1.

Row 5: Turn. With CA, SL1, (P1, K1b) across to last 2 sts, P1, K1.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Repeat Rows 3-6 until piece measures about 63 inches, or until desired length is achieved.

Step 6: Bind Off

If binding off after a CA row, BO loosely as normal. If binding off after a CB row, slide slipped edge st off needle, bring yarn to back, place slipped edge st back on the needle, then BO loosely as normal.

Weave in ends.

Step 7: Block to Finished Measurements for Best Results.

Comments

Cherzer (author)2016-11-14

I love the look of this! What a fun technique!

YayForYarn (author)Cherzer2016-11-15

Thank you very much!

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