Name
Brioche Doctor: Fixing Brioche Mistakes (NEW!)
Date
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Teacher:
Michele Lee Bernstein
Category
Knitting, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:

You've discovered the joy of brioche knitting, but what do you do when things go wrong? From dropped yarnovers all the way up to frogging and getting brioche back on the needles, we'll learn and practice fixing brioche mistakes, including increases and decreases.

Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, Know how to knit 2 color brioche rib

Homework:

2 color brioche rib swatch, knit flat in worsted-weight yarn:

With LC, cast on 17 sts.
 
Setup Row (LC): *P1, sl1yo, rep from * to last st, p1. Slide back to beginning of row.
Setup Row (DC): Sl1, add new yarn, *BRK, sl1yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, BRK, move yarn to front, Sl1 wyif. Turn.
 
Brioche Rib:
Row 1 (LC): K1; *sl1yo, BRK; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Slide back to beginning of row.
Row 1 (DC): Sl1 wyib, move yarn to front; *BRP, sl1yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, BRP, move yarn to back, sl1 wyib. Turn.
Row 2 (LC): P1; *sl1yo, BRP; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1yo, P1. Slide back to beginning of row.
Row 2 (DC): Sl1 wyif, move yarn to back; *BRK, sl1yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, BRK, move yarn to front, sl1 wyif. Turn.
Repeat these 2 rows (4 half rows) until work measures 3” long. End with Row 2 DC.
 
LC rows will always end with a K on BRK rows, and with a P on BRP rows. No brioche at the ends!
DC rows will always begin and end one st in from edge. Move yarn to opposite position before first DC st and after last DC st: On BRK rows move yarn to back to begin, and bring yarn to front after last BRK. On BRP rows, move yarn to front to begin, and move yarn to back after the last BRP.  It’s a dance!

Supplies for Class:

Worsted-weight yarn in 2 colors, one light and one dark. Circular or double-pointed needles for working your swatch, size US 6 or size to give you a fabric you like. Crochet hook in size to match (or smaller) and U-shaped cable hook. One locking stitch marker.