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Thursday, December 01, 2005

How hard can it be to find instructions on how to do the two color brioche stitch?

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! I have been searching google for the past half hour tonight looking for instructions on how to do a two tone brioche stitch. I need to learn this stitch for a scarf I want to make.

Does anyone out there know how to do this stitch that can email me with the instructions or maybe know where an online tutorial is?

I thought you could find anything on google... grrrrr!!! *rolls eyes* @ google!

9 Comments:

Anonymous Sahara said...

Hey there!

I'm connected to Men Knit, hence, finding your site.

I have the instructions for Two Color Brioche. It is in the book by Katerina Buss, "The Big Book of Knitting," which is an EXCELLENT technique, stitch and garment book.

Don't worry, between scan and type, you'll get it.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Sahara said...

Hi, I'm back.

Before I start, check out this link.
www.chatteringmagpie.com/knit/243/two-toned-brioche-stitch-watchcap

I hope her instructions aren't too confusing. I think part of the problem in searching, is that what folks call two-color brioche is actually two-color "Shaker Knitting," a reversible fabric. Two color Brioche is slightly different and not reversible. It is basic brioche stitch, changing the colors every two rows. Is that what you mean?

In the meantime, I'll work on getting the instructions to you.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

It was in the Spring Interweave Knits magazine this year, I think I have it lying around somewhere so I'll look for it and keep you posted, but otherwise you can check a yarn shop and see if they have a back issue of it, it was a very detailed article about it.

10:57 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hey thanks you guys for helping me figure out how to do this. I checked out that two tone watch cap pattern but I got confused lol.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Celtic Knitter said...

I often have trouble finding things on Google . . . sometimes askjeeves.com is good too!

10:26 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

I'm with both Nick and Sahara. I have both of those books/magazines and it's there.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

I can't seem to locate my copy of it (I cuold've sworn I just saw it too) but here's the link to it. They call it Bi-color brioche, so maybe a search by that one? Either way, the magazine has very extensive instructions in not only the stitch but alos how to decrease and increase it while staying in pattern.

http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/back_issues/SP_05.asp

8:32 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hey nicholas thanks for the link for the magazine. I think I'm gonna see if anyone is selling it on ebay.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Noo said...

I really battled in getting to grips with this stitch, and I found the instructions in the Spring '05 IK by far the most clear. As an added advantage it also covers decreases/increases in pattern, which isn't much use for a scarf, but nice to know, nonetheless.

I have just posted a picture of my completed two-tone brioche stitch scarf on my blog if you want to see how it might look.

3:29 AM  

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