Two-color brioche is a great technique that can add some beautiful depth to your knitted pieces. This class is based around learning to work it both flat and In the round. The idea is by the end of this class the students will have the skills to go away and work on larger projects involving the brioche stitch with confidence. For the samples we will be making in the class students can turn them into mug cosies (for the in the round sample) and coasters (for the flat sample).
Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; have knit a few accessories
In the Round Sample: Using 4mm needles cast on 36sts and join to work in the round (you can do magic loop or use DPN’s for this whatever is easier for you to do small circumference knitting), knit approx. 3 rounds of K1, P1 ribbing. Do not cut your yarn.
Flat Sample: Using 4mm needles cast on 21sts and work approx. 3 rows of P1, K1 ribbing. Do not cut your yarn.
2 colors of a worsted-weight or DK-weight yarn (split into two balls so you can use them for the two samples without having to cut your yarns when switching between samples), preferably in high contrast colours. 2 sets of 4mm (US6) circular needles for magic loop. (one set can be replaced with DPN’s if you prefer that method for small circumference in the round knitting). Pen, notebook, tapestry needle, scissors.