Brioche stitch. Kinda.

I discovered this stitch while making a tea cosy and have loved using it ever since. I don’t know what it’s officially called, but it’s very similar to a brioche stitch, which creates a lovely thick, springy rib that looks good on either side of the piece.

This is actually much easier to work than real brioche – none of this slipping  of yarns over and other nonsense that makes my head spin. The number of stitches you cast on should be a multiple of 4, plus three stitches. Just work a knit knit, purl purl rib until you get to the last three stitches, which should be knit, knit, purl. Then repeat on the other side!

In the photo above I’m knitting with two strands of Katia Pluma picked up at Ondori in Singapore – it’s a fairly chunky wool mix with a subtle silver thread going through it. Sadly it’s not knitting up as sparkly as I’d hoped, but will still make a lovely warm scarf for someone back home.

3 Responses to “Brioche stitch. Kinda.”
  1. Kathryn says:

    Looks like mistake rib to me. I love that stitch, so sproingy. I like your blog, nice photos!

  2. Annie says:

    I know this one! It is the one I rapidly made all of the xmas scarves in this year – it’s called easy mistake rib, and the purl bee did something or other with it just before the holidays. It is great – thick and doesn’t get stiff or strain the weakened memory with gratuitous fanciness.

  3. fatpony says:

    Mistake rib eh. It has a name!
    Also, I must use the word “sproingy” more often.