How to Knit Brioche stitch | Bulky Brioche Scarf on Needles

– [Kristen] Learn how toknit the Brioche stitch, with the bulky Brioche scarf here.

Let's get started.

(upbeat piano music) Welcome back to GoodKnit Kisses.

I'm your host Kristen, and we are going to workon a Brioche Scarf here.

It is a two row repeat.

We're going to cast on, do the two row repeat, we'll also bind off, and I'll show you howto put in a lifeline.

It makes a double sided fabric, but it's not doubly thick.

It's got a really cool littleherring bone look to it, between the knit columns here.

And it's really squishy and enjoyable.

You can use any needlesize, any yarn size.

Today I'm making it in this super bulky, I think it makes up a quicker scarf, but also it's just niceto see the big stitches.

We're working with a super bulky yarn, and you need two skeins of YarnBee Effortless Super Bulky, which is a #6 yarn.

And uses about a skein and a half, and there's 111 yardsin this particular one.

The color on this is calledCrabapple if your interested.

I'm also using a US number 15 needle, and it's 10 millimeter.

You can use the short straight needles, or you can use a shorter length, circular needle as a flat panel.

And let's get started.

Grab your tools and I'llsee you in a moment.

I'm gonna start by making a slipknot.

And we're gonna make the knitted cast-on, for 11 stitches.

And click below for a slowervideo on how to do this.

It's two.

Three.

Four.

Five.

Six.

Seven.

Eight.

Nine.

Ten.

And Eleven.

Just double check my stitches here, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven.

Okay we got eleven stitches.

Now our Foundation Row or Set up Row, is done only one time.

So the first stitch is alwaysgoing to be slip one knitwise, and you're gonna do thatactually for all the rows, but we're gonna slipthis one just this way, just like your ending stitch, but then just drop itunto the right needle.

And then you're going to yarn front.

So I go ahead and cinchthis yarn up a little bit, put the yarn in front of the right needle, and now we're going to slip one.

And you're actually slipping it purlwise, so whenever you're told to slip one, in the middle of a patternit generally means purlwise, unless it says KW for knitwise.

Okay so the repeat is yarnfront, slip one, knit one.

And then repeat that.

So it's yarn front, slip one, knit one.

'Kay.

Yarn front, slip one, knit one.

Yarn front, slip one, knit one.

Yarn front, slip one, knit one.

So you're doing it all the way to the end.

Because you have anodd number of stitches, you will be done after that 11th stitch, or after your last one.

Now we're gonna turnit and work on row one.

Row one is slip one, knitwise, just as we did on the setup row.

And now we're gonna knit two together.

And if you notice, these two stitches, are kinda making a Y, theirpushed really close together, so we're going to justknit those two together.

'Kay.

Drop that off, yarn front, 'kay, and then slip one, that's all we do for that repeat.

So now we're gonna go back to the repeat.

Which is knit two together, you see those two squished up together, that's knit two.

'Kay.

Yarn front, slip one.

Knit two, yarn front, and then slip one.

Knit two, yarn front, slip one.

And then we've got three stitches left, so when we're on the last threestitches on this row only.

We're going to knitthese last two together, which are squished together.

Knit those two together, and then knit the last stitch.

Alright, that's row one.

Row two.

Slip one, knitwise, again.

Now here's where the repeat starts.

So we're going to, it's thebeginning of the repeat.

So yarn front on this one, then we're going to slip one, and then knit two together, where these two are kinda squished up.

And then, yarn front, slip one, knit two together.

So here's repeat.

Yarn front, slip, knit two.

Yarn front, slip, knit two.

And you're gonna do this until, you get to the last two stitches, there they are.

Yarn front, slip, and knit.

That's it.

That's the repeat, so you'regonna go back and forth, between row one and row two, and continue.

Now because you can see how, this pattern changes and itsgot these little yarn overs, these yarn fronts thatmake it kinda squished up.

If you mess up, it actually is harder todo in the brioche stitch.

And when I was learning this, I really had to rip out thefirst four inches several times, because I had people aroundme and I was very distracted, and I kept messing up, so I just kinda ripped itout and started back over, and it's hard to do it, the pull it back withouthaving a life line, so let's look at that right now.

Okay so here is a little example, and this is where I wasusing circular needles.

And you can knit back and forth.

I can work the stitches in one direction, and then when I'm doneI just turn it around, and slip it over.

So if you've never doneit on circular needles, you can knit a flat panel.

However, you can see that I've messed up on here, and I'm just kinda showing you, but if I go back andkinda count to my pattern, I should have a two of 'emhooked and pushed close together, and then one to slip, and then another like in-between.

So I've got two here, one to slip, two here, one to slip.

And then I should have two here, but I don't, I have two individual.

And so I get messed up.

If I decide to put my work down, 'cause I know I'm gonna be distracted, I can put in a lifeline.

Or like say you every, you know six or seven inches, or however much you want to do it.

You could install a lifeline.

You just go in and get a contrasting yarn.

I like to use a cotton, just something that, likethis is nice and smooth.

Where this ones a little bit more grab-by.

So I'll take a scrap piece very long, I'll get a needle.

And then along my needle or.

my thread here, I'm just gonna go through all the loops, that hang out here on my needle.

And I just literally go through, and pull my lifeline through like this.

And then I can continue.

Just going through all the stitches.

And then that way if Idecide I have a problem, I can take my work off the needles, and I can pull out the stitches, all the live stitches, until I get to this line.

Mm 'kay, and so this really helps, keep those stitches in place, and where I won't be in any danger, of ripping them out further beyond repair.

Otherwise you'll have toredo this whole thing.

So a lifeline can really save you.

Alright we're gonna gonow to the bind off.

Okay so when I started, I had these original 11 stitches, and I'm left with more than that, because as you remember, well if I end on a row two, I'm gonna have several of these, crossed over every other one.

So it's 11 but it added 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.

So I actually have 16 stitches across.

Now because I have 11 on here, what I want to do is match that.

I'm actually gonna treat thesethat are crossed together, treat them as one stitch.

All you do is a basic bind off.

Alright so we're going togo through the first stitch, and knit that.

And knit the second two together, and then lift the backloop over the front loop.

That's it.

So now we're gonna knit the next stitch, lift the back over the front.

And I try not to snug up my yarn too much, I mean I want it to be loose.

I don't want it to be too tight.

So just knit the nexttwo stitches together.

And lift the back over the front.

And continue across.

And then two stitches left, technically it's three but we're knitting, these last two together.

Lift the back over the front.

And then knit this one.

Knit that off.

Lift the back over the front, and then we want to cut this yarn here.

And then we're just going to, pick this up through, and pull it.

And then we're gonnaweave this tail in here, and that just pulls in the back.

And then this is nice and loose, and matches our cast on.

So now we have that and I'll probably, (knitting needle clatters loudly) oops, that's probably to loose with that.

But I can work that in when I, when I block this out and everything.

So that is the Brioche stitch.

Right so be sure and weave in your tails, and you have got a nice bulky scarf, that be great for anyone, male, female, anyone.

And I hope you enjoyedthis tutorial today.

Thank you for joining meagain at GoodKnit Kisses.

And for more tutorials click down below, and look at the basics if you need to, go over these stitches slower.

Have a great day, and happy knitting.

Bye bye.

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