One-Pass Brioche (NEW & EXCLUSIVE!)
Friday, January 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Color, Tips & Techniques
Always fancied having a go at what is arguably this century’s most popular stitch, but daunted by how complicated it seems to be? Love the idea of brioche, but hate the thought of having to work each row twice? Take a trip with me, looking at two-color brioche from the point of view of my double-knitting background, and together we can unpick the myth that it needs to be done in two passes. It very definitely does not!
Once you get past that simple concept, I’ll unlock a whole world of the wonders of OPB (that’s what I like to call “One-Pass Brioche”), including some of the most common types of increases and decreases, and, time and brain space permitting, we might even look at how they can be achieved so that they are completely reversible, and the same on both sides of your work.)
We’ll even look at how you can take a charted pattern that is written for two passes and learn how to interpret the charts so that the pattern can be worked using OPB as well. All those existing BEAUTIFUL brioche patterns out there, and done with half the work? That’s GOT to be worth learning a new skill for!
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; chart reading; easy colorwork; some knowledge and experience of double knitting is useful but not essential. Likewise some knowledge of traditional two-pass brioche would be helpful.
Supplies to Bring:
You will need about 30 g each of two colors of highly contrasting yarn. For best results choose yarns that are smooth, with a high twist, and not too grippy, or bloomy.
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):