Knitting the brioche stitch
There seem to be a few different ways to do this stitch, but this is how I do it.
The brioche stitch is worked by inserting the right needle into the stitch below the next stitch to be worked on the left needle.
Cast on however many stitches you need, but they must be an even number.
Knit four rows. The next row will be the start of the brioche stitch rows. The pattern for each row is:
*K1, B1* :repeat from * to 2 stitches from the end of the row, K2.
This photo shows the first brioche row after the four knit rows. So I have done K1, B1, K1, B1, K1, and the stitch being worked is B1.
And this is the same thing after a few rows have been worked.
I found it was easy to see which stitch was to be worked as a brioche stitch, as the worked brioche stitch columns stand out from the knit columns.
See how the right needle goes in under the top loop of the stitch on the row below?