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Brioche Rib Scarf

Brioche Rib Scarf
Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Knitting Scarf Pattern

The scarf is knit in the one-color brioche stitch. If you are new to brioche, this is a good pattern to learn this technique. The scarf is knit from sport weight yarn, but you can use heavier yarn as well.

Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Brioche sts: brk, brp, yf sl1yo (see abbreviations below)

Size: Width 8” (20 cm)

Materials: Dale of Norway (affiliate link) Falk Dalegarn sport weight yarn 106m (109 yds)/50g - 4 balls.


Gauge: 20 st = 4" (10 cm) in brioche st.

Please note that I use Nancy Marchant terminology for brioche stitch. I highly recommend her books Knitting Brioche: The Essential Guide to the Brioche Stitch and Knitting Fresh Brioche: Creating Two-Color Twists & Turns, as well as her lessons on
yf - yarn forward: bring the yarn to the front, between the tips of the needles.
yb - yarn back: take the yarn to the back, between the tips of the needles.
sl1yof - slip 1, yarn over, yarn to front: with working yarn in front, slip the next stitch purlwise, then bring the yarn over the needle and the slipped stitch, then bring yarn back around to the front, ready to purl the following stitch.
yfsl1yo - yarn forward, slip 1, yarn over: bring the working yarn between the tips of the needles to front of work, slip the next stitch purlwise, then bring the yarn over the needle and the slipped stitch. Leave yarn in back, ready to knit the next stitch.
brk - brioche knit: knit the stitch together with its accompanying yarnover
brp - brioche purl: purl the stitch together with its accompanying yarnover
k – knit
p – purl
sl1 – slip 1 (knitwise for the 1st stitch in a row).


Odd number of stitches.

Loosely cast on 35 sts

Set-up Row (WS): sl wyif, (yf sl1yo, p1) 16 times. =35 sts.

Row 1 (RS): sl, brk, (yf sl1yo, brk) 16 times, p1. =35 sts.

Row 2 (WS): sl wyif, (yf sl1yo, brk) 16 times, yf sl1yo, p1.

Repeat rows 1-2 to desired length.

Bind off.


Block. Make fringe.


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