I have been a knitter for over 25 years now and have tried several things but Brioche knitting was something that just did not interest me too much. I think because many of the finished projects that came across my social networks were in color palettes that just did not appeal to me. I also am not excited about knitting a 1x1 rib, which is what brioche looks like. Also I have heard it is very difficult. But I decided to give it a try and I think I am hooked!
My first attempt was One Color Worked Flat. After watching several youtube videos, I soon got into the rhythm and thought that maybe from now on, this is how I will be doing all 1x1 ribbing! Not sure if that will happen but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Now on to Two Color Brioche in the Round! That is a much different experience! Again after watching several videos, I felt like I had it, or at least the beginning of it. I tinked back countless times and ripped every out and started over three times but finally was able to complete a simple two color brioche cowl in the round!
I think all the tinking back and restarting helped me understand how this stitch works. I am now ready to make a couple more cowls then tackle a pattern where the columns of stitches make designs. But for now, just cowls!
Lastly, I thought I would share a video of how I knit brioche continental style.