Knitting Class: Brioche Knitting Technique

Two 90-minute sessions - Thursdays, 6/6 and 6/13 at 7 – 8:30 pm

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Two 90-min Sessions
Thursdays, 6/6 and 6/13  at  7:00 – 8:30 pm

‘Burp’ and ‘Bark’ Your  Way Through Brioche Knitting

Brioche stitch creates a rib-like fabric that is elastic but doesn't pull in.  It is thick and squishy and adds lovely texture to knitting by combing YOs with slipped stitches.  The "bark" and "burp" are simply easy abbreviations that refer to yo/sl st on the knit side or the purl side.  Nancy Marchant coined these terms.  Her techniques and charting system and others will be presented in class, because different terms and symbols are sometimes used in older patterns.  Selvedges stitches, increases, decreases, and correcting mistakes while doing brioche stitch will all be covered.  Appropriate cast ons and bind offs will be taught, including Italian Two-Color.  There will be in class practice in both one-color and two-color brioche. 

Materials:  Two colors of yarn, 25-35 yards each (In sport, DK or worsted weight.  Both yarns of same weight. One should be a solid and the other may be solid, variegated, gradient, or other multi-color), straight or circular needles to match yarn weight.

Skill level:  Intermediate.  Participants must be able to knit, purl, YO, and K2tog confidently.

Pictures of brioche samples courtesy of Instructor, Aleen Caplan Yamasaki, Ravelry © aleenknits

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