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Old 01-16-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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rib knit (brioche stitch i think?) help!
hi all! i'm a new knitter and got tired of garter stitch and tried brioche rib.. now i've messed up and don't know how to unravel or fix it. here's a picture;

so i don't really know what i did wrong and have tried to unravel this stitch before but i couldn't figure it out and ended up pulling out the whole thing. any help would be awesome!! and here is a link to the stitch illustration since i have seen a couple of ways to do the brioche rib stitch;

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Old 01-16-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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I have tried this stitch and it is a bugger to try to fix an error on. I took my problem to a knitting genius friend of mine and her advice was, "Don't make any mistakes." I had to give up on it. That said, I recently got interested in it again and found this site dedicated to brioche. They offer a little something about errors. If you can't figure it out (and I'm not sure I could), you may want to save this stitch for a little later in your career as a knitter. There are a lot of interesting stitches that are not so hard to fix if you make a mistake.

Brioche site.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:07 PM   #3
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great find thanks merigoldinWA
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Hi HelloKnitKitty,
I have recently finished a scarf made with brioche stitch... it was really deifficul to figure it out and as someone said... you better dont make mistakes... it is really hard to read the threads... I have to undo my work about 6 times!
How I did it...
First cast on loosely an even number of stitches...
row1: *yarn in front slip 1 purlwise; yarn in the back knit1*

row2: *yarn in front slip 1 purlwise; yarn over; knit 2tog*

Repeat row 2 until desired length

After a while you will see it is not so hard... but try no to make mistakes :

There is a website that can be useful:

Brioche is a really beautiful stitch... the effort is totally worth it :

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Old 01-18-2009, 03:12 PM   #5
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I've made 2 hats now with the brioche stitch (growling all the way). Both hats got ripped out many times and started over (determined cuss here). I used the instructions in Elizabeth Zimmerman's book "Knitting Without Tears" (bad title in this case). She cautions that it is virtually impossible to correct a mistake in this stitch. She also says that it doesn't adapt to working in the round, but it is indeed beautiful and worth the effort and concentration.
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