Brioche, a kind of light sweet bun or roll, not this one.

You may remember from a previous post that I received some beautiful wool in the post recently. The wool was bought specifically to knit this garment which I saw on Pinterest. The pattern is available from
stellaIt is a very loose knit and creates a lovely soft texture.

brioche1It is a bit difficult to see how it will look as it really needs to be stretched on the wearer to get the full idea.

outside briocheThis is the outside of the garment.

inside briocheThis is the inside.

I was very lucky at Christmas as my secret Santa gave me this great book.

brioche bookBrioche in this case is not a kind of light sweet bun or roll but is actually a knitting stitch. The stitch is known by several different names:Prime-rib, shawl stitch, Oriental rib, English rib, Shaker Knitting, Patent Stitch, Fisherman’s Rib and Brioche stitch

14 thoughts on “Brioche, a kind of light sweet bun or roll, not this one.

    • I have done fisherman’s rib before and this particular brioche stitch is fisherman’s rib in two colours worked on alternate rows. Quite simple really. The other brioche stitches, in the book I received for Christmas, look a bit more complicated.

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