|Sample knit with Mulberry and Merino on US #6 needles|
Some notes on Brioche Knitting:
- 100% wool or wool blend yarn (not superwash) is the best choice, or mohair, or any yarn that has a 'sticky' quality.
- This stitch creates a very stretchy, airy fabric so you can use a smaller needle than called for on the ball band.
- Be sure the cast on and bind off are loose so the edges will stretch with the fabric. Try casting on and binding off with a larger needle than the one used for the main part of the fabric.
- The yo-sl 1 are worked in one movement; you carry the yarn over the needle as you are slipping the stitch. The yo/slipped stitch are counted as one stitch, not a separate yarn over and a slipped stitch.
- When working the slipped stitch and yo together, you are making the brioche knit stitch.
Cast on an even number of stitches
Set up row: *yo-sl 1, k1*
Pattern Row: *yo-sl 1, K2tog*
Repeat from Pattern Row
Below is the video. I of course show Continental, and also stumble through English style. If you like Brioche, you may want to check out Nancy Marchant's book, Knitting Brioche. She also has a class over on Craftsy, Explorations in Brioche Knitting.