Maybe you’ve seen some pretty spectacular looking knits, discovered that they were in brioche stitch, and then thought, “Oh well, too hard for me.” Not so!

Brioche Scarf In Worsted Twist | Purl Soho

Dip your toe into this not-as-scary-as-you-think technique with our straightforward Brioche Scarf, and find out how lofty, squishy, beautiful… and easy the brioche stitch really is. And no fear, our One-Color Brioche Stitch Tutorial will hold your hand the entire way!

Brioche Scarf In Worsted Twist | Purl Soho

For a particularly cozy Brioche Scarf, we used our 100% merino Worsted Twist. Not only is it next-to-your-neck soft, but its crisp stitch definition rewards your efforts with the steep valleys and ridges that make brioche stitch so striking.

Brioche Scarf In Worsted Twist | Purl Soho

With over two dozen colors to choose from, we landed on this beautiful Reef Green. A gentle green with a blue cast, it puts us in warm waters and dreamy locations. Whatever color you choose, pick up four skeins for a scarf (shown here) or six for a wrap, and learn to love brioche!

Brioche Scarf In Worsted Twist | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Jake Canton. Click here to see even more of Jake’s designs!

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Brioche Scarf In Worsted Twist | Purl Soho
  • 4 (6) skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 164 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 656 (984) yards required. We used the color Reef Green. (NOTE: We no longer offer Worsted Twist, but choose from one of our other worsted/aran weight yarns.)
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) straight or 24-inch circular needles


15 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern

18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


Scarf (Wrap)

Finished Dimensions: 10½ (16) inches wide x 70 inches long

SAMPLE: We knit the scarf size.


Stitch Multiple

This stitch pattern works over an even multiple of stitches.

Brioche Abbreviations

YOS [yarn over slip]: Bring yarn forward, slip 1 purlwise, bring yarn over right needle.

Bk2tog (brioche knit 2 together): Knit the next stitch together with its paired yarn over.

For tips on working Brioche Stitch, please visit our Brioche Stitch Tutorial!


Cast on 40 (60) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): *K1, YOS (see Notes), repeat to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 1: K1, *YOS, bk2tog (see Notes), repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 70 inches from cast-on edge.

Bind-Off Row (right side): K1, *p1, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over, repeat from * to last stitch, p1, pass first stitch over.

Weave in ends and gently wet block.

Brioche Scarf In Worsted Twist | Purl Soho
Brioche Scarf In Worsted Twist | Purl Soho
Brioche Scarf In Worsted Twist | Purl Soho