How To: Two Color Brioche In the Round

This is for all the peanuts. The whole shebang. The full wheelbarrow. The fully-loaded supreme pizza. This is what makes people sit up and take notice - two color brioche, in the round. And it's SO easy!

The hardest part about preparing for this video tutorial was selecting the colors I was going to use to shoot the video with. The ones I chose make me supremely happy. I hope you love them too!

Knit Along

What you'll need:

  • 16" circular needle in a US 8 (or DPNs, your preference)
  • 2 colors of worsted weight yarn (I'm using Wooly Worsted in "Saffron" and "Aqua" from Ewe Ewe Yarns)
  • Stitch marker

Here's the written version of what I'm speaking about in the video. 

Cast on 80 sts (if you are using DPNs you may cast on fewer on each of the 4 needles, ensuring that you have multiples of 2 on each needle).

**If you're going to continue using a US 6 and sport/DK weight yarn cast on 108 sts since 80 sts in that weight doesn't usually go all the way 'round a 16" circ. Anyway, you know how many to cast on to fit you gauge, just make sure it's multiples of 2. 

Join for working in the round. 

Round 1 (setup round, Color 1): *K1, sl1yo; rep from * to end (last st worked is the sl1yo).

Round 2 (BRP rnd, Color 2): *Sl1yo, brp; rep from * to end.

Rnd 3 (BRK rnd, Color 1): *Brk, sl1yo; rep from * to end. 

Rep [Rnds 2 and 3].

It's really not much different than yesterdays' "How To" on one-color brioche in the round, is it? The first couple of rows are a little fiddly because of the ends but as you work up the fabric it gets easier. 


You will need to ensure that you bring the working yarn to the front for the sl1yo at the beginning of EACH NEEDLE for the BRP round. 

That's all for today, folks! Tomorrow is our last day and I'm going to talk about repairing brioche - most specifically dropped stitches.  

Happy brioche-ing!