Free Brioche Stitch Knitting Guide + 5 Patterns

Have given brioche stitch knitting a try yet? If not you’re in for a great surprise. Brioche stitches produce a lofty, ridged fabric where pronounced columns of knit stitches appear to float on the surface above purl troughs. Brioche belongs to a family of stitches that rely on slipped stitches worked in conjunction with yarnovers. Many knitters say it resembles knit 1, purl 1 rib, but with much more texture.

To learn this incredible stitch, and be inspired by some great patterns, you’ll definitely want to check out this free download. Start by learning how to knit broche, then pick one of the five patterns we’ve included. Because it is reversible, this stitch is a good choice for scarves, which is why we’ve included two patterns in the collection. You’ll also find a beautiful cowl, chunky sweater, and cute top pattern. Once you get accustomed to working with the paired slipped stitch and yarnover, you’ll find brioche stitch as simple to knit as ribbing. You’ll get it all in this free download, just enter your email and enjoy!

Learn brioche and get a collection of five patterns with this free brioche stitch eBook.
Get all five of these designs with the brioche knitting patterns free eBook.

From instructions on brioche stitch knitting to five patterns this eBook has it all!

We’ve compiled one great, inspiring free ebook for you featuring brioche, brioche, brioche! With a tutorial by expert Nancy Marchant, plus five free brioche knitting patterns you’ll have this stitch mastered in no time. Download it for free today.

How to Knit Brioche Stitch Tutorial by Nancy Marchant


How to Knit Brioche Stitch by Nancy Marchant

Learn brioche from renowned teacher and designer Nancy Marchant. She’ll teach you the basics and get you started knitting basic brioche patterns.

Brioche Stitch in the Round: Basic Brioche Cowl by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

Pattern #1

Basic Brioche Cowl by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

Begin your journey with this pretty cowl pattern. If you want to learn to knit brioche stitch in the round, this simple cowl is the perfect introduction.

Knit Brioche Bodice by Katy Ryan

Pattern #2

Brioche Bodice by Katy Ryan

In this sleeveless, V-necked top, double decreases are used to shape the neckline and armhole at the same time. The decreases, placed several stitches away from the neckline, tilt the rib lines away from the center allowing them to follow and frame the neckline. Well-placed increases and decreases are one of the key parts of making brioche beautiful.

Knitting Brioche Sweaters: Bulky Brioche Raglan by Ann Budd

Pattern #3

Bulky Brioche Raglan by Ann Budd

In this generous raglan sweater, the body and sleeves are worked in brioche stitch in the round, from the lower edges to the armholes, and then joined and continued as a single piece to the loose, open neck. Ann shapes the armholes along raglan lines by working double decreases that maintain the integrity of the rib pattern. When the piece comes off the needles, the only seams to sew are at the underarms.

Brioche Knitting Pattern: Pizzicato Scarf by Star Athena

Pattern #4

Pizzicato Scarf by Star Athena

Scarves are good patterns to knit when you’re learning brioche. In the Pizzicato Scarf, you’ll perfect your brioche skills and end up with a lovely scarf you’ll wear year after year.

Brioche Stitch Knitting: Raised Wale Scarf by Lily Chin

Pattern #5

Raised Wale Scarf by Lily Chin

This pattern is for the intermediate to advanced knitter. Cable expert Lily Chin has inserted a into two-color brioche rib. The Raised Wale Scarf beautiful to behold on both sides. This unisex scarf is simply beautiful, and it’s the perfect brioche knitting pattern to show off your skills!

What are you waiting for? Give this stitch a try with this how-to + brioche knitting patterns free eBook!

You’ll love learning how to knit brioche stitch and practicing with these five beautiful patterns. This stitch pattern is known to be addicting, so download your copy of this eBook and get started knitting brioche!

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