This is a two-part class. Both sections of the class will automatically be placed in your cart when you select one of the sessions.
Have you long admired brioche but haven’t taken the leap? Or have you worked brioche for years, but have trouble reading your knitting or fixing mistakes? Let Patty break it down in a way that makes it simple! We will start from the building blocks of brioche—the brioche knit and purl. By building off of regular rib we will learn to recognize our brioche stitches, what makes them different, and how to read our knitting. After starting by working through a one-color sampler to get comfortable with the motions, we’ll kick it up to two colors. If time allows, we will explore working in the round.
As always, Patty will teach brioche for both Continental (picking), English (throwing), as well as what you need to do for Combination knitting. She’ll even demo it backward just to get your mind swimming. By the time you finish class you’ll be ready to take on your first project. Want to learn more? Everyone in class will get a discount code to Patty’s video class that works through four brioche patterns.
Technique Requirements: Should know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off.
With the darker color, on circular needle CO 17 stitches. Work 5 rows in k1, p1 rib as follows:
1 (RS): K1 *p1, k1; rep to end of row
2 (WS): *p1, k1; rep to last st of row, p1
Repeat rows 1 & 2 one more time, then repeat row 1, ending having finished a RS row.
Yarn: Any smooth DK- to worsted-weight yarn, one in a light color, second ball of a contrasting color yarn
Needle: Circular knitting needles 24" or longer, in the size recommended for your yarn or a sizes smaller than the yarn recommends. OPTIONAL: needles to work a small circumference in the round (either 36" or longer for Magic Loop, a second 24" needle for 2 circs, dpn or flex tips)