I was wondering about the different ways knitters deal with the edges of flat brioche knitting. Two color, because that’s what I dream about, always.
When I first learned to knit brioche flat, I learned it with a garter stitch selvedge edge. I didn’t like it, because it made horizontal stripes next to the vertically oriented brioche.
Then I went to Nancy Marchant’s book Knitting Brioche, and there was an option for a one stitch selvedge edge, and this is how I’ve been doing it, mostly. There’s a little dance of yarn at the stitch before the first and after the last CC stitch on the CC color rows, after/before slipping the MC stitch at each end.
I took another class, and the teacher said to just leave that next to last stitch yarn where it was, no dancing yarn. It seemed to work fine, too.
So why the dance? I have some time on my hands (#socialdistancing), so I decided to find out.
Can you see a difference between the stitches in the red circle (yes dance) and the stitches in the blue circle (no dance)?
Here’s a video so you can see it all in action.
Still teaching, even though I’ve canceled all my classes for the time being! Just doing it from a distance.