*Big Braid Scarf* Brioche Knitting Patterns




Big Braid Scarf is a brioche knitting pattern worked in brioche rib stitch. It's a version of Nancy Marchant's pattern from "Knitting Fresh Brioche".

You can make a scarf with just one repeat of this pattern or if you want a wider scarf you can add a few brioche knit columns on each side that would "frame" this pattern very nicely.

Yarn:

MC: YarnArt Baby
CC: Red Heart Detroit

Needles:

4 mm - US 6

Notions:

Marker (m), tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

k - knit
p - purl
brk - brioche knit
brp - brioche purl
sl1yo - slip 1 pwise with yarn over needle
sl1 wyib - slip 1 pwise with yarn in back
sl1 wyif - slip 1 pwise with yarn in front
brLsl dec - brioche left slant decrease
brRsl dec - brioche right slant decrease
brkyobrk - brioche knit, yarn over, brioche knit
MC - main color yarn
CC - contrast color yarn
m - marker
st(s) - stitch(es)

Big Braid Scarf - Brioche Knitting

Directions:

With main color yarn cast-on 39 stitches

Work row 1 with main color yarn. After that slide all stitches to the other end of the needles, join contrast color yarn and work row 2 with contrast color yarn.

Row 1 MC: k1, *sl1yo, k1; rep from *, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.

After each odd row slide stitches to other end of needles, pick-up contrast color yarn and knit the even row.
After each even row turn work, pick-up main color yarn and knit the odd row.

Row 2 CC: sl1 wyif, *brp1, sl1yo; rep from* to last 2 sts, brp1, sl1 wyif.
Note: knit the “brkyobrk” sts from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo

Row 3 MC: k1, * sl1yo, brp1; rep from* to last 2 sts, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.

Row 4 CC: sl1 wyib, *brk1, sl1yo; rep from* to last 2 sts, brk1, sl1 wyib.

Row 5 MC: k1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 6 times, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 6, 7, 8 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 9 MC: k1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 10, 11, 12 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 13 MC: k1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 14, 15, 16 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 17 MC: k1, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 4 times, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 18, 19, 20 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 21 MC: k1, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 22, 23, 24 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 25 MC: k1, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 26, 27, 28 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 33: k1, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 34, 35, 36 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 37: k1, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, brLsl dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 5 times, sl1yo, sl1 wyif.
Rows 38, 39, 40 = rows 2, 3, 4

Repeat only rows 17-40 until reached the desired length of the scarf.
Bind off and weave in loose ends.

Compact Chart: 

In the compact chart I indicate the rows with increases and decreases. Between them are the rows similar to rows 2, 3, 4 with the exception of the fact that you have to work the “brkyobrk” sts from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo.

Big Braid Scarf - Compact Chart

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