Brioche-Stitch Scarf on the Bias

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Brioche knitting gathers stitches into soft wales, warm and airy and perfect to wrap about your neck. This scarf tips the central panel on the bias between parallel tracks for a distinctive and modern look. Once you’ve established the increases and decreases, Junction is a meditative knit. The pattern contains a scarf with traditional dimensions and a slightly oversized version that makes more visual impact. Brioche fabric won’t reveal its qualities until you’ve knit a few inches — wait to assess the effects and check your gauge.


  • 670 (900) yards of DK weight yarn


  • 5 (7) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50 grams) 
  • Samples photographed in colors Alizarin (Regular) & Driftwood (Large)


Please note: the stitch patterns in this accessory are charted only.

  • 20 stitches & 56 rows = 4” in Brioche Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking 
  • Note that for Brioche Stitch, each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rows; when you count these it will appear that 28 rows = 4”

Size A (for Brioche Fabric) 

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle*, in size needed to obtain gauge listed 
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Tubular Cast On; optional) 

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle*, one size smaller than Size A 
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used. If you are working a Tubular Bind Off, use circular needles so that you may slide the stitches from one end to the other.

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished dimensions
  • Regular (Large) Scarf : 6½ (8)” / 16.5 (20.5) cm wide; 73½ (85)” / 186.5 (216) cm long Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern: 

  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On for Brioche 
  • 1×1 Tubular Bind Off 
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
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