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Old 01-23-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
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Brioche Help Please!!!!
Hi there, I have been trying to start a new pattern from my favorite blog site, and I can not for the life of my figure out this Brioche stitch.

Cast on 19 stitches.
Knit one row.
Start the brioche stitch.

Row 1:
Slip 1. * Knit one into the row below, knit one*
Repeat from * to * throughout the row.

Row 2:
Slip one.
* Knit one, knit one into the row below.*
Repeat from * to * until two stitches remain. Knit 2.

Repeat the two rows until your scarf is about 40". Measure it on your head to make sure it fits.

I would like to think of myself as a fairly good knitter so it is not that I do not understand the pattern.
The problem I am having is that when I am knitting under the stitch I am getting a huge bump like it is on the wrong side. I Kept knitting because well maybe that is what the wrong side is supposed to look like but, unfortunately it just continues to look wrong on both sides.

Now I have looked up Brioche videos, and how to's and have had zero success understanding my problem further. I have even decreased my stitches to a workable multiple of 3.

So much for a weekend project, any helpful advice or links to videos would be appropriated. Thanks again.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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You're doing it right - when you knit into the st below the one on the needle, the one that's on the needle will fall down to the st below it. On the next row, the stitch that you knit below on the previous row will just be a knit, and the one that you knit before will be the one that you knit below in. It takes several rows for it to look like anything but a mess. You also need a multiple of 3 plus 1, the 19 sts will work out.

Look at the pictures in this Fisherman's rib tutorial (same st, different name) and maybe that will help.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:16 AM   #3
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I do my brioche differently. I think I learned it from Youtube videos. I cast on a multiple of three. S1 purlwise, yarn over, knit 2 together all along the row. It's the same pattern on the wrong side of the work. This gives a nice edge on each side.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:52 AM   #4
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Yep, that's effectively the same as k1 k1below, the k1 below is like knitting the yo and slip st together.
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