Beginners Brioche by Traci Verdin

Beginners Brioche

May 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
440 - 568 yards (402 - 519 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

In this pattern you will first learn one-color brioche, and then as the movements become more familiar, you will switch into two-color brioche. Finally, the pattern will move back to one-color brioche to balance out the ends.

Long gradient yarns lend a dramatic look to this scarf but you can use any colors that you think will complement each other.

Wool yarns are best for brioche because the fibers stick together and help to create the design.

You will need at least a 24” circular needle that is one or two sizes under the recommendation on the ball band for your chosen yarn. You have to use a circular because the stitches will be slid from side to side on the needle.

You might want to make a swatch of one-color brioche to see what needle size works best. I usually go down two sizes from the ball band; but a tighter knitter might only need to go down one.

Brioche uses up a lot of yarn; the scarf pictured above was 2 balls of Schoppel Gradient. For a long scarf I would recommend 4 balls.