The actual stitches are straightforward and any reasonable knitter would be able to make a simple garment in a single colour; however, it is the introduction of other colours that makes this fascinating. It seems that colours can move across the surface, change from one surface to the other, cables and interesting increases and decreases for shaping garments can also be made, there even seems to be a way of knitting brioche lace.
So far I've only attempted the simplest of the stitches which is brioche ribbing with which I've made a neck warmer in a single colour.
|Two Colour, Syncopated Brioche Scarf|
|My Model Husband!|
There are quite good websites to go to learn how to do brioche knitting or a site where you can see brioche being knitted, Verdigris knits.
I've enjoyed this excersize and will try to knit some swatches of other stitches to see how they work out. Watch this space!