2017 Year of Brioche?

It started in January, with a scarf.

This is the Never Fail Scarf, a free pattern from Mason-Dixon Knitting. Really fast, and a great learning tool for single color brioche knit flat.

Of course I had to figure out how to make that work in the round, for a timely pink-ish hat.

Then in February I took a brioche knitting class with JC Briar at Madrona. We worked flat samples, with selvages.

I forgot all about it, until this past week. After birthing my Cannon Beach Cowl & Mitts by knitting 3 cowls and 2 sets of mitts, I needed something fairly mindless to knit. Two color brioche in the round fit the bill.

And like Cannon Beach, it’s still only one color worked per round! I found this to be much simpler than two color brioche knit flat. No selvage stitches, and no way to choose the wrong working yarn. It was quick. So quick I had to get yarn to knit one for a friend.

And there you go. Do you want to try it? I’m writing up some instructions that make sense to me, link coming soon.

And because mental vacation is over…I’m playing with patterning. More on that later.

Do you brioche? Do you wanna? So zen!

11 responses to “2017 Year of Brioche?

  1. Brioche has been on my bucket list for a while now — no selvages sounds wonderful — I’ll stash-dive and be ready when the instructions are!

  2. Claudia Roberts

    I started a brioche two color hat in November but had to put it aside for Christmas projects. Are you planning a class soon?

  3. I took a class but nothing “stuck”. We were doing flat, 2 color. Not the place to start I don’t think. Your in the round version looks perfect. Eagerly waiting for instructions as I am in need of some zen.

  4. Hi Michele – 2 color Brioche in the round sounds like some form of Brioche I might finally be able to learn! And want to!! Yes, Please share the pattern – maybe this could be a good class at Northwest Wools? Happy Holidays, and thanks for sharing! Jackie Northwest Wools

  5. Have never done Brioche but would like to learn. I like the looks of the patterning your working on – beautiful!

  6. Anna Guillemot

    Thanks, Michele! If anyone can make brioche understandable to common mortals, it’s YOU! I have tinkered with it off and on, but will re-start by knitting the Petite Brioche soon. Thank you for the free mini-pattern!

  7. Claudia Roberts

    Yes, she gave me a copy of the pattern and I found a helpful knitting brioche in the round YouTube video but would love to speed up my learning curve with a clsss.