Welcome to the Basic Brioche Headband KAL!
I’ll be honest… It’s taken me a while to tackle brioche knitting because there are just soooo many patterns I’d like to knit that are not brioche. But I’m glad I finally did it. There’s nothing like the soft, squishy material of brioche!
The Basic Brioche Headband KAL is a fantastic introduction to brioche knitting. It’s a quick project that can be done with leftover yarn, and it is very repetitive. You’ll get in a “brioche groove” while knitting this headband.
This Basic Brioche Headband KAL is the first in a series of 3 brioche knit alongs. Each one is designed to build your brioche knitting skills in a logical, non-stressful way. In this KAL, you will learn the basic brioche stitches. In the next one, you will learn to knit brioche in the round and 3 more brioche stitches. The last KAL of the series is a 2-color brioche project, incorporating the stitches you’ve already learned.
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In this KAL you will learn how to:
- Knit the 2 most basic brioche stitches
- Do a provisional crochet cast on
- Read brioche stitches to aid in avoiding mistakes
- Use a lifeline so you never have to rip out all your work again
- Kitchener stitch the ends together for a seamless headband
Participants must know how to cast on and do the knit stitch prior to starting this KAL.
- Basic Brioche Headband pattern ((Download it free from our website or from Ravelry)
- Worsted weight yarn, approx. 1 oz / 57 yds
- US 7 (4.5mm) Needles (or one size smaller than you normally use for worsted weight yarn)
- Stitch markers
- Darning needle
- Waste yarn for lifeline (optional)
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|Clover Locking Stitch Markers||$5.49|
These durable Clover locking stitch markers are the most versatile stitch markers. You can use them on your knitting needles or pin them to your fabric to keep track of your stitches and progress.
|Kraemer Naturally Nazareth||$9.49|
Naturally Nazareth is a versatile 3-ply yarn with great stitch definition. Made in the USA with wool grown in the USA! 100% U.S. Merino Wool Blend; 100 grams / 200 yards
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Malabrigo Rios is a hand dyed 4-ply worsted weight yarn that is luxuriously soft. 100% superwash merino wool; 100 grams / 210 yards
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|Shalimar Paulie Worsted||$34.00|
Paulie Worsted is 4-ply superwash Merino, Camel, Cashmere and Silk blend. This unique blend of fibers creates a yarn that is the ultimate luxury to work with. 100 grams / 200 yards
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About Brioche Knitting
An overview of brioche fabric and how it’s created
Brioche stitch abbreviations
Swatching & Choosing Your Needle
How to swatch (or not) for this project
What size & style of needle to use
Knitting Your Basic Brioche Headband
Preventing Mistakes in Brioche
Techniques to avoid mistakes
How to recognize mistakes
How to read brioche
Knitting the Last Row & Grafting
How to identify the right side of your work
Knitting the last row
How to Kitchener Stitch