Gimme some *real* waffles!

Have you got some waffle-print shirts laying around? Look real close at the stitch for a bit. Got it? Well, that, the stitch you’re looking at… is brioche! Double brioche ribbing, to be specific. That might explain why it’s hard to find a “waffle stitch” in hand-knitting that replicates run of the mill long johns, given double brioche knitting’s relative lack of popularity. But today, friends, I’m going to tell you how to do it!

This is the waffle/thermal double brioche stitch in the round:

Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches.
Setup 1: (k2, p2) to end
Setup 2: (yf sl2yo, p2) to end
1: (yf sl2yo, p2) to end
2: (yf sl2yo, p2) to end
3: (brk2, yf sl2yo) to end
4: (k2, yf sl2yo) to end
5: (k2, yf sl2yo) to end
6: (yf sl2yo, brp2) to end
Repeat rounds 1-6 as needed, ending with round 5.
Next: (k2, brp2) to end.
Bind off.

And here it is worked flat:

Cast on a multiple of 2 stitches, plus selvedge stitches if desired.
Setup 1:  (k2, p2) to end
Setup 2:  (k2, yf sl2yo) to end
1: (yf sl2yo, p2) to end
2: (k2, yf sl2yo) to end
3: (brk2, yf sl2yo) to end
Repeat rounds 1-3 as needed, ending with round 2.
Next: (brk2, p2) to end.
Bind off.

And that’s it! If you’d like something to do with this knowledge, I just put a new pattern up on Ravelry, the Therm Cowl. Check it out! And if you’re more a visual person, then don’t worry. The gears turning with the whole youtube thing, but it hasn’t been a priority lately. Obviously. But there should be some nice new things on there soon, including something I’m calling the Crumb Stitch. Mystery!

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