Want to get cozy? Brioche stitch is inherently thick and decadently lofty, and in our super bulky Woolly Wool, it’s that and more!

Brioche Gradient Scarf | Purl Soho

The beautiful hills and valleys of our Brioche Gradient Scarf take on monumental proportions, while shifting colors create a landscape under the sun and in the shadows.

Brioche Gradient Scarf | Purl Soho
Brioche Gradient Scarf | Purl Soho

We knit our scarf up in a world of celestial blues, but our Brioche Gradient Scarf Bundle also comes in sunrise pinks and desert greens. Pick your escape and get ready to get cozy!

Brioche Gradient Scarf | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Brioche Gradient Scarf | Purl Soho

We used the Blues palette of our Brioche Gradient Scarf Bundle. It includes…

4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Woolly Wool, 100% wool. Each skein is 109 yards/ 200 grams.

  • Color A: 1 skein of Woolly Wool in Heirloom White, approximately 83 yards required
  • Color B: 1 skein of Woolly Wool in Ice Pond; approximately 72 yards required
  • Color C: 1 skein of Woolly Wool in Juniper Berry; approximately 72 yards required
  • Color D: 1 skein of Woolly Wool in Stormy Sea; approximately 83 yards required

You will also need…

  • US 17 (12 mm), 24- or 32-inch circular needles (circular needles required to work two-color brioche stitch)

The bundle also comes in these pretty palettes…

Brioche Gradient Scarf | Purl Soho
  • Color A: Heirloom White
  • Color B: Winter Green
  • Color C: Green Agave
  • Color D: Sea Turtle
Brioche Gradient Scarf | Purl Soho
  • Color A: Heirloom White
  • Color B: Peach Lily
  • Color C: Blossom Pink
  • Color D: Red Smoke

Gauge

5¾ stitches and 12 rows (6 brioche rows) = 4 inches in brioche stitch

7½ stitches and 10½ rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Size

Finished Dimensions: 9 inches wide x 70 inches long

Notes

Brioche Stitch

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.

bp2tog (brioche purl 2 together): Purl the next stitch together with its paired yarn over.

One-Color Brioche Stitch

NOTE: For a video demonstration on working the steps of Brioche Stitch, please visit our Brioche Stitch: One-Color Brioche Tutorial!

Row 1 (right side): K1, *bk2tog (see Abbreviations above), YOS (see above), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, bk2tog, k1.

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, *YOS, bk2tog, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, YOS, k1.

Two-Color Brioche Stitch

NOTE: For help with this stitch, please visit our Brioche Stitch: Two-Color Brioche Tutorial!

Row 1 (right side): With Yarn 2 in front and Yarn 1 in back, with Yarn 2, k1, *bk2tog (see Abbreviations above), YOS (see above), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, bk2tog, k1. Slide work (see Turn + Slide below).

Row 2 (right side): With Yarn 1, p1, *YOS, bp2tog (see above), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, YOS, p1. Turn work (see Turn + Slide below).

Row 3 (wrong side): Holding Yarn 1 in front of Yarn 2, with Yarn 2, p1, *bp2tog, YOS, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, bp2tog, p1. Slide work.

Row 4 (wrong side): With Yarn 1, k1, *YOS, bk2tog, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, YOS, k1. Turn work.

Turn + Slide

When you work this Stitch Pattern, you either “turn” or “slide” the work at the end of each row.

“Turn work” means to do what you would normally do when knitting rows with circular needles: Transfer the needle from your left hand into your right hand and the needle from your right hand into your left, flipping the work around so the opposite side is facing you.

“Slide work” means to keep the same side of the work facing you and to push all the stitches to the right end of the circular needles. Without turning the work, start the new row as you normally would.

You will know that you’re doing this right if the yarn you need to complete the next row is right there waiting for you!

Stitch Multiple

This pattern works over an odd multiple of stitches.

Pattern

With Color A, cast on 13 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): *K1, YOS, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 of One-Color Brioche Stitch (see Notes) until piece measures 14 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 2.

Join Color B.

With Color A as Yarn 1 and Color B as Yarn 2, repeat Rows 1-4 of Two-Color Brioche Stitch (see Notes) until piece measures 28 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 4.

Cut Color A.

With Color B, repeat Rows 1 and 2 of One-Color Brioche Stitch once.

Join Color C.

With Color B as Yarn 1 and Color C as Yarn 2, repeat Rows 1-4 of Two-Color Brioche Stitch until piece measures 42 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 4.

Cut Color B.

With Color C, repeat Rows 1 and 2 of One-Color Brioche Stitch once.

Join Color D.

With Color C as Yarn 1 and Color D as Yarn 2, repeat Rows 1-4 of Two-Color Brioche Stitch until piece measures 56 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 4.

Cut Color C.

With Color D, repeat Rows 1 and 2 of One-Color Brioche Stitch until piece measures 70 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 2.

Bind-Off Row (right side): K2, pass first stitch over, *p1, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over, repeat from * to last stitch, k1, pass first stitch over. Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch.

Weave in ends and steam block.

Brioche Gradient Scarf | Purl Soho
Brioche Gradient Scarf | Purl Soho