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Old 04-15-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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Brioche stitch
I found a great pattern for a watchcap in "Knitting Without Tears" by Elizabeth Zimmerman. If I could figure out the Brioche stitch, I could use up alot of left-over yarn. The pattern is:

Row 1: *K1, bring wool forward to front of work (I assume she means yarn over), slip next stitch as if to purl, bring wool back over right needle, forming sloppy diagonal loop. Repeat from *, ending yarn forward, slip one stitch as if to purl.

Row 2: K1, *yarn forward to front of work, slip next stitch as if to purl, bring wool back over right needle, forming sloppy diagonal loop, K2 together (the stitch and the sloppy diagonal loop from the previous row). Repeat from *, ending in yarn forward, slip one stitch as if to purl.

"Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures 7"-11"

I wont write out the whole pattern. The rest of the pattern does not call for the Brioche stitch anyway.

I can't figure out how to do a sloppy diagonal loop. There is a diagram in the book, but I don't know if it depicts the first row or the second. Also, I can't learn with diagrams. They don't help me at all. I need to SEE the stitch being done. I could not find a video of the Brioche stitch on this website.

Can anyone tell me where I could find a video? If not, can anyone desribe how to do a sloppy diagonal loop?

Thanks!
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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She's just describing the yo and slip st as a sloppy diagnonal loop. Telling you what it looks like, there's no such stitch as such. Do a google search on Brioche - you'll find examples of it, though I'm not sure there's a picture of how it's made. And I find it much easier this way - k1, k in the stitch below, k1 etc on all rows. Look in the Abbreviations sectins for how to k1B(below).

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Old 04-15-2007, 02:45 PM   #3
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K1, Knit in the stitch below is the Fisherman's stitch. It is similar to - but not the same as - the Brioche stitch.

I'll try Google. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by kaallen
K1, Knit in the stitch below is the Fisherman's stitch. It is similar to - but not the same as - the Brioche stitch.

I'll try Google. Thanks!
Actually, what I described is called a half Fisherman's rib or Shaker rib, and it's made a little differently than Brioche. I find it easier to do instead of slipping, yo and k2tog, though it results in the same look. They're all variations and as I said, they look the same though they're made differently

For Pattern stitch sites, try these....
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...y/stitches.php
http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/st...w=51&PageNum=2
http://www.knittingwisdom.com/stitch...ch-gallery.htm
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...s-stitches.htm
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm
http://www.plasticsoul.org/brioche.html

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