Brioche Scarf by Purl Soho

Brioche Scarf

October 2013
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
767 yards (701 m)
77 inches long x 6¼ inch wide
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This pattern is available for free.


  • 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Line Weight,100% merino. Each skein is 494 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 767 yards required. This is the color Oyster Gray.
  • US 2 (3 mm) straight or circular needles

32 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch

Before Blocking: 66 inches long x 6¾ inches wide

After Blocking: 77 inches long x 6¼ inch wide

Click here for a photo tutorial explaining the basic principals of Brioche Stitch. Please note that this Brioche Stitch pattern includes 3 selvedge stitches on each edge.

When counting stitches in Brioche Stitch, yarn overs are not included in the stitch count; they are paired with a knit stitch and the pair of knit/yarn over is counted as a single stitch. The stitch pattern will produce a very pronounced rib; count only the purl and knit columns when counting stitches.

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.

If you adjust this pattern, be sure to cast on an odd number of stitches.