I am desperate at this point. I have tried to knit a double brioche stitch hat for an entire week spending way too much time by frogging and on line. I can get about 4 rows and it all goes askew. There are yo and knit tog and purl together with exact directions but for the life of me I don’t get far before nothing works. The pattern is in Hats and Booties page 28 Creative Publishing International 2006. The problem occures at the end of the rows. Can anyone enlighten me? Am I doomed to fail? I have always been able to finally figure things out by checking out books etc to date.
Nope not doomed to fail, but you can post the part of the pattern that is giving you a problem with out breaking copyright. That way someone that knows what the problem is can help but doesn’t have to have the book
Two-color Brioche stitch. Multple of 2 sts + 1. This stitch must be worked back and forth on a 2 ended needle. working across the sts first with one color, then without turning the work, back to opposite end in second color.
Set up row MC, p1 p1, sl 1 and yo rep from * to last 2 sts, p2 don’t turn.
Row 1 CC, k1, *sl 1 and yo, k1 tog with yo: rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1 and yo, k1. turn.
Row 2 MC, p1 k1 tog with yo, sl 1 and yo: rep from to last 2 sts, k1 tog with yo, p1 do not turn
Row 3 CC, k1, *sl 1 and yo, p1 tog with yo: rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1 and yo, k1 turn
Row 4 MC, p1, *p1 tog with yo, sl 1 and yo: rep from * to last 2 sts, p1 tog with yo, p1 Do not turn
Rep rows 1-4
This is my first attempt at this technology of seeking “help on line”. Hopefully my message is getting through and someone will be able to enlighten me with this double “2 colored Brioche” stitch pattern. After 1 week of many false starts, I am able to do a one colored brioche and get 2 or 3 rows of the two colored but then I mess up miserably. My little grandsons would look so cute and warm in this double brioche 2 colored hats if I can ever pull through. I thank Mamma Dawn for her magic.
I’m sure you have seen these, but will post them just in case.
videos here on 2 colour brioche in the round.
nothing for flat brioche 2 colour. but perhaps these will give you an idea? or maybe do the hats in the round instead of flat?
Here is a pattern for in the round 2 colour hat ,
video for 1 colour same site.
Sorry I can’t give any pointers, I gave up on the one colour brioche even with videos & knitting experience, never mind the 2 colour one. When it stops being enjoyable, i don’t see the point in continuing.
My only suggestion, if all else fails, is to change the hats to stripes in the Brioche instead of the combined colours (that way you only work with one colour at a time) and the booties coould be all one colour in a contrasting tone.
Thank you for taking the time to research the brioche for me. Yes, I did see those sites and watched them a number of times but I still don’t get it. They are doing the combination knit style. It isn’t clear to me what is really happening. Everything is helpful and I’m getting closer to achieving some of the stitches then I do something wrong that makes me “loose it” again and again. I need to understand exactly what’s going on. I have been able to unlock the," shall we say secret" of the single brioche, they have another name for it, but I really am intrigued with the two color one. I think I could have knitted an entire sweater for the time I put into this.
Try this site:
Hopefully it may clear things up a bit more for you.
I watched all those brioche videos too and got confused. It seemed like every teacher had a different way to do it. I don’t have any experience with this two color brioche. I don’t know if this is the “proper” way to do brioche, but I can tell you how I do it. It looks like the pictures and I guess that’s all that matters. I cast on a multiple of 3. I don’t do any setup row. It’s the same pattern all across on both right and wrong sides. I sl1 knitwise, yo, k2 together. That’s it. Try it and see if it works for you. You can do this on a small swatch with maybe 21 stitches. It does take six or seven rows before you begin to see the pattern.