Brioche stitch, where have you been all my life?
Dramatic? Maybe, but I’m seriously obsessed with this stitch. I have a confession to make: I often browse the knits in stores and try to dissect them. Without looking like a nut, I try to figure out how it was achieved, and the brioche stitch was one I could never figure out. I wondered how 1×1 ribbing could be so fluffy and thick. Little did I know that brioche stitch is actually very popular.
I decided to make an infinity scarf, simply because it’s easier to put on and take off on my morning commute. The pattern below allows for about two loops. I couldn’t bring myself to knit any more than the 350 rows it took to make this scarf. Anyways, I won’t go on and on about this project because it was crazy easy.
To further prove my devotion to the brioche stitch, I made a cover for my e-reader. From my coffee to my neck, to my e-reader, everything has a sweater this winter. I wonder if I look as crazy as I think I do?
Brioche Stitch Scarf
Knit and weave
- Worsted weight wool or acrylic yarn (pictured is Red Heart Supersaver in Grey)
- Size 9 needles
- Tapestry Needle
- Brioche stitch (click here for a great how-to)
Cast on 22 stitches—or more in an even number for a thicker scarf
Work in broche stitch for 350 rows
350 rows creates a two-loop infinity scarf; simply decrease or increase rows depending on the type of scarf
Cast off and leave a long tail to connect the ends
Connect the ends together with a tapestry needle