If you really want to learn brioche knitting, look up 'Knitting Brioche' the essential guide to the brioche stitch, by Nancy Marchant. She also has a very informative web site, just do a search on her name or book and you will be able to find her site. The book has some beautiful patterns from easy to more complicated. Working brioche stitches has it's own language. Yo's are usually part of a stitch and knitted together as one on the next row. I was intriqued by the brioche stitch and studied her book for about two to three weeks, and did 4 of the projects in the book. Each I considered a little tougher. Scarf, hat, mitts, and a cowl-caplet. I don't know where your pattern is from, but if it is from Vouge or Interweave it is most like Nancy Marchants. She is the expert on it. Just found her web site for you. www.briochestitch.com I also emailed her with a question because there is a mistake in one of the patterns in her book. She was quick to email me herself and didn't mind helping me solve the problem. She was very nice.annihewitt said:Is anybody having problems with the BRIOCHE stitch? I've looked on line and in the newest Vogue kitopedia, and have tried both the klb and yo etc methods and they just don't work for me. Using #4 needles. Help! :|
There are many different stitches. If you go to the web site for brioche stitches you would get a better idea. It is complicated in that the rules are not always the same as what they are in standard knitting, nor lace knitting. Yo's are always knitted together with a stitch. Think of it as a little jacket that a stitch wares. I belive a fishermen's rib is one result of brioche knitting. (knitting in the stitch below) That is one of the easiest, and the one you commonly see.Booklady38 said:Isn't the broiche stitch the same as the fishermen's rib????
I am 61 and always looking for something new to give me a challange. ( keep us 'older gals' brains working) This was a challange for me, but it was a lot of fun learning something new. I think all of you will like it. And her patterns are lovely. From small projects to some sweaters that I consider very challanging (because of the shaping) one of which I still want to try when I get some more time, when I can knit without interuptions. I have a husband who has interupted me at least 4 times while trying to write this!!Booklady38 said:I had looked at the book on the broiche stitch and thought of orering it. When I saw how much it resembled the fisherman's rib I thought there was no reason to get it. Even though I am 73 years old and have been knitting since I was a child there is still alot more to learn. I believe I will order that book also. Thank-you for taking the time to explain everything about and giving the address of the author's site.