4 Tips for Choosing Yarn for Squishy, Satisfying Brioche Knitting

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Brioche is a different animal than other knitting, and a good brioche project always starts with a yarn that complements those beautiful, squishy brioche stitches.

We don’t believe in strict rules when it comes to knitting. In fact, breaking the rules often results in wonderful, unexpected results. However, if you’re knitting brioche for the first time or you’ve been disappointed with how your brioche turned out in the past, you might want to rethink your yarn choice.

Brioche lace scarf made with gray yarn

NEXT TIME YOU’RE PLANNING A BRIOCHE PROJECT, LOOK FOR THESE CHARACTERISTICS IN YOUR YARN.

1. GOOD STITCH DEFINITION

A yarn with good stitch definition means that every twist, every color change and every individual stitch stands out. Do you see how it’s clear where one stitch ends and another begins in the Regal Brioche Fingerless Gloves pictured above? That’s a sign of good stitch definition.When you’re looking for a yarn that has good stitch definition, look for a yarn that is plied and has a nice twist in it. If you want to dig deeper, check out our post stitch definition.

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