If you’ve never encountered the beauty of Brioche knitting techniques, then you’re entire conception of what makes a “pretty” knitting project is about to be blown wide open! Brioche knitting involves “tucking” stitches by knitting a yarn over together with a slipped stitch from the previous row. If you’re able to master the basic technique and move on to holding two different colours of yarn together while you stitch, you’ll create a peeking rainbow effect that looks absolutely breathtaking. Using a variegated yarn is especially beautiful because the final effect looks like a rainbow!
Check out these 15 brioche knitting patterns that will have you rummaging around for your needles right away.
1. Zilla cowl by Mercedes Knits
This almost leaf-like pattern lets the colours peek through in a way that resembles ivy leaves crawling up a building. We especially like this webpage because it provides you with an option to try the same pattern in each type of brioche knitting. Choose between one colour where the texture is the focus, or two colours where the colour work is central.
2. Simple striped brioche cowl by Hands Occupied
Holding a variegated wool single and knitting with a brioche stitch can look just as exciting as holding two colours together if you pick a yarn that’s bright enough! This pattern is great for practicing your technique. There’s nothing wrong with some bright, simple stripes!
3. Gina’s brioche cowl by Purl Soho
Do you like the simple striped pattern from the previous cowl but you really want to try the double colour technique? This pattern is a great alternative! You’ll love how your colours complement each other as they peak through your stitches.
4. Cinnamon Brioche teapot cozy by Sweet Paprika Designs
Choosing a dark brown or burgundy red to mix with a more neutral or grey tone will actually bring out the “cinnamon” aspect of this pattern’s name. The loop in the top makes it easy to slide the cozy off and the way the colours peek through looks just plain nice.