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'Right Side of the Tracks' Faux Brioche

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : 'Right Side of the Tracks' Faux Brioche
'Right Side of the Tracks' Faux Brioche
'Right Side of the Tracks' Faux Brioche
'Right Side of the Tracks' Faux Brioche
'Right Side of the Tracks' Faux Brioche
'Right Side of the Tracks' Faux Brioche

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • long tail CO
  • knit
  • purl
  • knit below

Pattern Description:

Overview: Sideways 'Faux' Brioche Ribbing stripes. Looks exactly like brioche ribbing but worked with traditional knitting stitches.
This is a great short cut, easier to maintain tension and no confusing for new learners acronyms and manipulations.
A two row/two stitch repeat as the main pattern, with (optional) garter ends.

Very easy to modify: For length, +/- multiples of 2 per +/- inch desired. For extra width - simply knit more rows before BO *Modifications will create differing yarn requirements

Long tail cast on and blocking are necessary for this project.


238 yds [217 m] of chunky/bulky 7- 8 wpi - Grey sample used Berroco Weekend Chunky 2 balls 119 yds/109 m per ball - Blue green scarf used 240 yds/218 m {1.6 hanks} of Pastaza Paint - your yardage may vary depending on gauge & size

US 10.5 (6.5mm) circular needle 32" long - (for CO only)
US 10 (6mm) OR 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle 32" long -(for body pattern) - if you are a loose knitter use the sz 9 - you want it to make very tight knit if doing stockinette with your chosen yarn - this pattern expands greatly and the stitches enlarge once you've worked about 4 rows.
2 stitch markers (for denoting the garter ends)
A single US 13 (9mm) needle of any type - straight, circ, or DPN (for the necessarily extra loose BO)
I found the best yarn for the project is smooth, either cable twisted (tight multi strand), chainette construction, or single ply.


13 sts, in pattern as knit = 5" (12.8 cm)

For needle & yarn selection - Worked in stockinette your stitches, with your chosen yarn and needles, should be VERY tight. Mine on US10 (6mm) needles = 15.25 stitches by 22 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) as knit/unblocked in stockinette.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 81" by 5.5"


  • 216 yds bulky yarn
  • us 10 circular
  • us 10.5 circular
  • us 13 needle any type

Suggested yarn:

216 yards of Bulky weight