Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2009, 05:50 PM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Two Color Brioche Stitch

Hello, I just signed up to this forum because I love the videos that have been so helpful to me in accomplishing my goal in teaching myself to knit. I learned how to do it from the videos! Yeah! Go Me!!!

Now I have found something that I truly want to do. I have watched several videos that are not from this website but I just can't get it. I'm hoping somebody here can help. I like "words" to go along with pictures.

So, brioche stitch, two colors. What I am really trying to accomplish is to make a 2x2 ribbed scarf where the purls and knits are different colors. So the ribs are one color and the valleys are another and when you reverse the scarf it is the same beautiful pattern on both sides. I found this video on brioche knitting that did exactly that! However, I cannot for the life of me seem to be able to figure out how to get it right.

Starting from the cast on it seems simple, like every other cast on. However, I started my cast on with two colors which was apparently a total waste of time, but .. I did learn how to do it!

The two videos I have been watching over and over show the brioche being done on either DPN's or in the round. I wonder if this is the ony way to do the brioche stitch?

So, I want two colors to make a scarf in brioche stitch. Pretty simple. OR.... just a basic 2x2 rib with the ribs one color and the valleys the other... when I tried to do my knits black and my purls grey, I got the two colors but not quite right.. one side was grey and one side was black.. instead of the contrast I saw in the brioche stitch..

OK.. that was a whole lot I know for a first time.. but any suggestions are welcomed.

Hugs and thanks

VivianAlexander is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-07-2009, 08:22 PM   #2
Mod Squad
Ingrid's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,585
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,845 Posts

I wasn't sure what you meant, but I found this pattern. It looks like you need to do it on a circular needle or a double pointed needle so you can push the work to the other end for the next row. So it appears that you knit a row with one yarn, then slide the work over to the other tip and use the other yarn. THEN you turn the work.
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 01:01 AM   #3
Casting On
Join Date: May 2009
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
brioche stitch
i hope i'm posting this right i'm new. my question is do i cast on both colors at once for two color brioche stitch.or just cast on the mc color, start with the second color on the other end?
bonnie22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 06:51 AM   #4
Instepping Out
Mirl56's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 2,298
Thanks: 455
Thanked 721 Times in 671 Posts
For the pattern Ingrid posted, the cast on is with just one color.

You could experiment both ways and see how it looks.

Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You canít live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt

Lady Feb Sweater
more shawlettes, socks
Mirl56 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brioche Stitch ACShane How-to Questions 3 01-05-2011 05:45 PM
2 color brioche - in the round fluffybunny How-to Questions 3 01-02-2010 11:25 AM
bi-color brioche joy2007 How-to Questions 2 07-03-2007 09:04 PM
Brioche stitch kaallen How-to Questions 3 04-15-2007 03:02 PM
Brioche Stitch candicane General Knitting 6 04-28-2006 10:25 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 AM.