Binding-Off Using One Color
Brioche knitting demands a loose bind-off. The Italian bind-off is the one to use if you want to match the Italian cast on. Other sewn bind-off’s such as Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind-off or the Stem Stitch bind-off from Montse Stanley’s Knitter’s Handbook also work well.
Italian Bind Off This bind-off has many names, Kitchner’s Rib bind-off, Invisible bind-off and Vogue Knitting calls it “knit one purl one bind-off”. Whatever the name, this bind-off works very well with brioche stitch. Cut your working yarn at 3 times as long as the row. Thread the yarn onto a blunt tapestry need and proceed as in illustration below:
Conventional Bind Off Work the row before binding off with a simple k1, p1 rib (that would mean working a brk1, p1 or a k1, brp1 in brioche terms). Bind off in ribbing by knitting the knit stitches and purling the purl stitches as you come to them, and passing the old stitch over the new stitch.
Stem Stitch Bind Off See Montse Stanley’s Knitter’s Handbook, page 90, or for a left to right version view it here.
Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Sewn Cast Off From Knitting Without Tears or view it here – you have to scroll down.