What is the purpose of ____?

Have you ever wondered what the purpose was for a particular stitch, technique, or pattern?

I would like to open this as a thread for discussion, humor, fails, success, or just wild stories about random knitting things.

One topic at a time. Take your time (4 to 7 days maybe) per topic. Be flexible. Be kind. Ask questions or tell stories.

The first writing prompt will be Brioche:

Why knit with two yarns and alternating between them in this way? Or what do you use it for?


This is a great idea for a thread. Thanks, Jack.

I’ve used brioche for sweaters. They’re soft and cushy although you have to watch out for too much stretch. The Birthday sweater by Ankestrick:
Two color brioche is nice on hats and I’ve used it as part of a sweater (Vitamin B sweater).


Never done brioche but this is a great idea for a thread to learn from other’s experiences.

Brioche. I’ve made the bread! Though I have knitted with two fine strands of yarn with really good results. I did some research on Brioche I’ve added it to my project list


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One of my many brioche projects. Confiscated by my 21 yr. old niece who is very finicky. Ive made lots of hats, scarves even sock tops in brioche. But not a sweater yet. Ive found it eats yarn. 3 lbs for a Nancy Marchant sweater I have my eye on. BTW, no selvedge at all on this scarf.

Update: a one color brioche teapot cozy.
brioche tea cozy


Mmm-mmm, no wonder that scarf was appropriated. It’ll be warm and cozy. Lovely brioche.

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