Brioche knitting is pretty popular right now, and it’s a great technique to know because it makes super squishy, super warm fabric that’s great for a lot of uses. Whether you’ve never knit brioche before or you’re looking for a new challenge, you’re sure to find something you like in these brioche knitting patterns from Etsy.
If you’re completely new to brioche, the best place to start is with a straight, solid-color project, like this scarf from Knitted Wishes. It will give you loads of practice on the basic stitch and leave you with a comfy scarf that’s great for anyone to wear.
Lavanya Patricella has a ton of great brioche knitting patterns for all skill levels, but she has a cowl that’s designed for people who are new to brioche knitting. This one is worked in the round in bulky yarn using two colors, so it adds that skill once you’ve learned the basics.
Another easy two-color pattern is this hat from Handmade by Smine. It uses fingering weight yarn and is sized from teen to adult (one size, again, brioche is stretchy).
I’ve never seen brioche done on a knitting loom before, but if you like loom knitting this hat from Good Knit Kisses looks like a lot of fun. It has some traveling stitches so it’s not for beginners in brioche but it definitely has a very cool look.
Shaping in brioche adds another layer of skill, but this boxy sweater from Donna Eastin Designs uses minimal shaping but includes intarsia to make it even more interesting. This one has a retro look and also looks really cozy.
Or try basic increases to make a shawl with the Snowy Pines Shawl pattern from The Blue Mouse.
Brioche is also fun when combined with other knitting stitches, as in this shawl by Whimsy North.
Finally, for a cowl that goes a little deeper into brioche knitting techniques, this one by The Feminine Touch is great for learning and for gift knitting.