If you’ve ever worked in brioche stitch, you know that it is a fairly easy stitch pattern as long as we understand the logic behind it. And that logic is simple – basically, we work in a version of a “knit 1, purl 1” ribbing, but we treat yarn over + stitch as one stitch and knit or purl them together depending on the row. The “empty stitch” (stitch without a yarn over) gets a yarn over and gets slipped.
When we work in two colours, there is one more thing to remember – we alternate colours in every row. If one row is worked with colour A, the next row should be worked with colour B.
To change colours in every row worked back and forth, we have to slide the stitches to the other tip of the needle every now and then..
But when we work in the round, both yarn strands meet at the beginning of each round, and we can pick the strand we need without sliding the stitches.
That makes two colour brioche worked in the round even easier than brioche worked flat.
This pattern is basically a recipe for a quick cowl that you can whip up using any yarn in two colours. You can even use up odd balls of yarn that you have in your stash, just make sure the colours look nice together.
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