General Information for Two-Color Brioche Knitting
There are simple methods for adding color: knitting horizontal stripes or knitting with two colors/yarns at the same time. You can also add color by loosely embroidering over the knit columns on RS of work.
In two-color brioche stitch, two rows are worked for every row that appears on the face of the fabric. Each light or dark side row is worked once with the light color and once with the dark color. You will notice in my instructions that I use Row 1 LS LC (light side, light color) followed by Row 1 LS DC (light side, dark color). I refer to both of these worked rows as Row 1 simply because you work across half of the stitches and then return and work the other half.
You should use either circular or double pointed needles when working two-color brioche so that you can slide your stitches back to the other end of the need to pick up the color you need to use.
In two-color brioche knitting, you can see which color you used last by the color of the yarn over and the brk st. The yo of the row just worked – that’s the last color that you used.
When working two-color brioche, I use a selvedge stitch for stitch control and neat seam finishes.
If at some point you need to ‘frog’ then unravel and pick up the stitches onto a smaller circular needle. This will make the stitches easier to pick up and you can work off of this needle, onto your original needle, for one row or round. Also see correcting errors.