You’ve mastered the basics of brioche, but you want more. Time to learn increases and decreases so you’re ready to make all those stunning patterns. In this workshop you will learn all your basic increases and decreases done traditionally, as well as Patty’s unvented, unwrapped versions. We will work with both words and charts so we really understand what is happening on our fabric. We will even learn how to create the stitches instinctually (that’s right—without reading the definition every time!). By the end of class, you’ll be ready to take on all those stunning brioche patterns. Fear not, Patty will teach brioche for both Continental (picking), English (throwing), as well as what you need to do for combination knitting. 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: Have taken Brioche Building Blocks (or other beginning brioche class). Should be comfortable working brioche rib, one color and two colors flat.
With the darker color, on circular needle CO 17 stitches. Work 5 rows in one-color brioche rib as follows:
Set up Row (WS): Sl wyif, (k1, sl1yo) × 7, k1, p1.
(RS): Sl, (sl1yo, brk) × 7, sl1yo, k1.
(WS): Sl wyif, (brk, sl1yo) × 7, brk, p1.
Repeat the previous two rows.
Yarn: Any smooth DK- to worsted-weight yarn, one in a light color, a second ball in a contrasting color
Needle: Circular knitting needles 24” or longer, in the size recommended for your yarn or a sizes smaller than the yarn recommends.