Brioche knitting: How to reduce and knit a two-tone flat brioche scarf
In order to reduce the top of a hat in two-color brioche knitting, the simplest reduction is carried out over three rounds and is called br-ssk (brioche briefs, briefs, knits).
To do the acceptance, you need to learn the following abbreviations:
wyif – with yarn in the front
sl 2 yo – Slide the next two stitches one after the other and then wind the thread back like a normal thread. They have two stitches that are accompanied by a wrap.
To decrease the two-tone brioche in the round:
Round 1: Knit in brioche up to 2 sts before the stitch you want to decrease (if this helps, you can put a marker on that stitch). Knit the next st twice. Br-k the next st (the marked st). They have two M. of the same color next to each other. Work in brioche to the end.
Round 2: Knit side by side in brioche up to the two same colored sts. Wyif, sl 2 yo. Work in brioche to the end.
Round 3: Work in brioche to the two stitches. Br-k slip the two sts together with their wraps. Work in brioche to the end.
To knit a two-tone brioche stitch scarf, you’ll need to use a double-ended needle, as you’ll need to push your work from one end of the needle to the other to repeat the row with the other color. Either two double-pointed needles or one circular needle will work, although two DPNs (double-pointed needles) are simpler because there is no cable to hinder your work.
Practice on the following swatch. Note that you cast an odd number of stitches and edit each edge stitch as an edge stitch so that the edges are even. Again we refer to LC as “light color” and DC as “dark color”.
Two-color brioche knitting – flat:
When both DPNs held together are used (this makes the pouring more loose) and with DC, CO an odd number of sts (e.g. 13 sts). Remove a DPN. Turn.
DC setting row: with DC (p1, yf sl1yo) to the last st, end p1.
Don’t turn work. Push sts to the other end of the needle.
LC set-up row: sl 1, with LC (br-k1, yf sl1yo) to the last st, sl 1 wyif. Turn.
Row 1: with DC, k1 (yf sl1yo, br-k1) to the last 2 sts, yf sl1yo, k1. Do not turn. Push sts to the other end of the needle.
Row 2: sl 1, with LC (br-p1, yf sl1yo) to the last st, sl 1 wyib. Turn. Row 3: with DC, p1, (yf sl1yo, br-p1) to the last st, end p1.
Do not turn. Push sts to the other end of the needle.
Line 4: sl 1, with LC (br-k1, yf sl1yo) to the last st, s 1 wyif. Turn.
Repeat lines 1 through 4 until you are ready to set. Using DC, BO using any stretchable tie.
Now you can make a beautiful two-tone reversible brioche scarf. Try this with different types and combinations of yarn – thin yarn on larger needles gives a light, ethereal effect.