Grafting Brioche—Seamlessly (NEW!) (Part 1 of 2)
Thursday, November 11, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Amy Snell
Knitting, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:

Ready to take your brioche knitting to the next level? The possibilities open wide for stunning sideways-knit brioche cowls, hats, sweaters, and more once you know how to cast on provisionally in brioche and graft the project together once it’s done.

This two-part class will teach you everything you need to know to work a seamlessly elegant graft in brioche. In the first session, you’ll learn the secrets to provisionally casting on in two-color brioche; in the second, we’ll work through the two-pass process of grafting our brioche swatches together for a perfect finish that disappears utterly.

Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, students must already know how to knit two-color brioche flat (back and forth).


In advance of class, knit a two-color brioche flat swatch, as follows:
With Darker Color (DC) using any method, cast on 21 sts. Work one row plain. Join Light Color (LC) and work for at least 3" as follows:
Row 1A (LS) With LC, k1, *sl1yo, k [first time only, brk all other repeats of this row]; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Do not turn; slide sts to other end of needle.
Row 1B (LS) With DC, sl 1, bring DC between needles to front, *brp, sl1yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, brp, sl 1. Turn.
Row 2A (DS) With LC, p1, *sl1yo, brp; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1yo, p1. Do not turn; slide sts to other end of needle.
Row 2B (DS) With DC, sl 1, *brk, sl1yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, brk, sl 1. Turn.
Keep all stitches live and do not bind off. Place swatch onto stitch holder, spare cable, or waste yarn. Leave tails at least 40" long.

Supplies for Class:

About 50 yards of smooth worsted weight yarn in each of two contrasting colors, dpns or short circular needles in a compatible size (usually US #6–8) for working brioche flat; crochet hook in a similar size; scissors; a stitch holder, scrap yarn, or spare cable to hold live stitches; stitch markers; a tapestry needle.