Bi-Color Brioche Pillow: Say Bye, Bye, Bi to being intimidated by the stitch!

Bi-Color Brioche Pillow, by Vickie Howell | Get the pattern and learn the stitch pattern!

A couple of weeks ago on Ask Me Monday, we went over the basics of knitting brioche stitch using two colors. This week, we up the ante by applying the same skill along with some simple sewing to make a Bi-color Brioche Pillow. Thanks to the quality and handiness of Clover tools like: slick, Takumi Bamboo Circular Needles, bent-tipped Jumbo Tapestry Needle, and the truly wondrous Wonder Clips — this project  comes together with relative ease and results in a pop of happy for your home, Here’s how to make this project!

Bi-Color Brioche: Skill Refresher Video Tutorial

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Bi-Color Brioche Pillow

MATERIALS

1 hank each, Debbie Bliss Paloma (60 % Alpaca/40% Wool; 71 yds/65 m), in colors: (MC) Lime #42026 and (CC) Basil #42009

Size U.S. 15 (10 mm) Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular Needle, any length

15″/38 cm piece of fabric

14″/35.5 cm pillow

Sewing needle and thread.

Clover Jumbo Tapestry Needle

Clover Knitting & Crochet Wonder Clips

Iron

 

FINISHED SIZE

14″/35.5 cm square


GAUGE

Approx 2 sts = 1″/2.5 ch in Brioche Stitch, slightly stretched


Special Stitches

BP1 = Brioche Purl 1, purl together the slipped stitch and the YO from the row below.

BK1: Brioche Knit 1, knit together the slipped stitch and the YO from the row below.

 

DIRECTIONS

With MC, CO 28 sts. Do not turn work.

Prep Row: (RS CC, forms purl columns in CC on RS) Slide work to other tip of needle and attach CC wyif, *sl 1, yo, p1; rep from * across. Turn work.

Row 1: (WS MC, forms purl columns in MC) Wyif, *sl 1, yo, bp1 (purl together the slipped stitch and yo from row before); rep from *across. Do not turn, slide sts to opposite end of needle where CC is attached.

Row 1: (WS CC, forms knit columns in CC) With CC, *bk1 (knit together the slipped stitch and yo from row before), yf, sl 1, yo; rep from * across. Turn work.

Row 2: (RS MC, forms knit columns in MC) Maintain the CC yo of last worked st by holding it under left needle to the back; with MC, *bk1, yf, sl 1, yo; rep from * across. Do not turn, slide sts to opposite end of needle where CC is attached.

Row 2: (RS CC, forms purl columns in CC) With CC, wyif, *sl 1, yo, bp1; rep from * across. Turn work.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 RS and WS with colors indicated, until scarf measures 14″/35.5 cm and finishing with a RS CC row.

BO using CC as follows: K1, bp1, pass second stitch over first stitch on the RH needle (one st BO off.) Cont in this matter, knitting the knit stitches and bp1 ( the sl st and YO) while binding off.

Cut both colors, leaving 6 in/15 cm tails.

 

Bi-Color Brioche Pillow | Use Takumi Bamboo Circulars to Knit the Brioche Stitch@

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

Back pillow:

  •  With WS facing, fold fabric edges over 1/2″/1.25 cm and press around all sides of piece.

Bi-color Brioche Pillow | How to back a knitted piece with fabric.

  • Place knit piece on top of WS of fabric, using Wonder Clips to hold in place.
  • Using sewing needle and thread, carefully stitch 3 sides of the knit piece to the fabric.

Bi-color Brioche Pillow | Use Wonder Clips to help with fabric backing!

  • Insert pillow into sewn piece; seam shut.

Bi-color Brioche Pillow | How to back with fabric.

  • Fluff as necessary, an you’re done!

Bi-Color Brioche Pillow, by Vickie Howell | Get the pattern and learn the stitch pattern!

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