Two-Color Brioche Stitch in the Round
In two-color brioche stitch, two rounds are worked for every round that appears on the face of the fabric. A brk or bark round is first worked with the Main Color (MC), then a brp or burp round is worked with the Contrast Color (CC). Don’t cross your threads when changing colors at the beginning of a round.
At the end of a MC round, your last stitch will be a sl1yo, lay the MC thread to the front after working the yarn over and let it hang there. Pick up the CC hanging at back and work next round.
The last stitch at the end of a CC round will be a ‘burp’ stitch. Since the MC is hanging to the front you should be able to maintain the MC yo to work this last ‘burp’ stitch. Drop CC to front, pick up MC under it and take it to the back to work next round.
To make it easier to count the rounds, count the stitches in the dominant MC knit columns as viewed from the right side. When my patterns say “16 rounds in knit column,’’ you will actually have worked 32 rounds total, 16 with each color.
Two-color Brioche Stitch in the Round – Right side
Two-color Brioche Stitch in the Round
With MC and circular needle, cast on an even number of stitches. Do not turn work, you are facing the RS. Slide work to other tip of needle and attach CC.
Set-Up Round with CC: wyif, *sl1yo, p1; rep from *.
Place marker (pm) onto needle or hang marker on first stitch. Now join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.
Round 1 MC: (forms MC “knit’’ columns, slips “purl’’ columns) With MC, *brk1, sl1yo; rep from *.
Round 1 CC: (forms CC “purl’’ columns, slips “knit’’ columns) With CC, wyif, *sl1yo, brp1; rep from *.
Rep Rounds 1 MC and CC.