Introduction to Brioche Knitting
Are you ready to move beyond basic knit and purl patterns? Would you like to add a new set of skills to your arsenal? Are you curious about brioche stitch, which produces a lofty and soft fabric with lots of "give"? In this four-session class, we will learn the basics of one- and two-color brioche stitch. Sessions one and two will introduce students to one-color brioche stitch, and some of the simple increases and decreases used to create cables. Students will learn how to cast on for two-color brioche stitch worked both flat and in the round to create a cowl in sessions three and four. If you are comfortable with knit and purl stitch and would love to add texture to your knits, this is the class for you. *Required Text: Knitting Fresh Brioche by Nancy Marchant.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Prerequisite: Knitting II, or equivalent. Students must have some experience with circular knitting, on circular needles or DPNs.
Instructor: Cyndi Shepard
Date: Tuesdays, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9; 2017
- NOTE: Wool or wool-blend yarn is best suited for brioche. 50-75 yards worsted weight wool yarn and US size 7 needles for swatching
- Cowl requires approximately 200 yards worsted-weight wool or wool-blend yarn for the main color and 200 yards for the contrast color
- US size 6 24-inch circular needle OR SIZE TO GET GAUGE
- Your Knitter's Tool Kit.