Learn Brioche with Amy Odin, Knitchats coach, teacher and designer, and she is eager to show you how to knit this beautiful and interesting fabric in two colors. There isn't a knitter who isn’t awed by this stitch. It creates projects that are reversible but give a very different look on each side. Although it intimidates many knitters, it’s pretty easy to work once you get the hang of it. We’ll learn the technique by following the Pacific Chunky Beginner Brioche Cowl Pattern by Andrea Maglisceau. It’s worked in the round using only one color at a time, so no need to carry a second color. In this two-part class you’ll learn how to knit a basic brioche rib stitch which consists of knits, purls, yarn overs, slipped stitches and knit two togethers. For the first class we’ll explore basic brioche knitting terms and abbreviations. She will demonstrate how to make Brioche knit and purl stitches, how to change colors at the beginning of rounds, and help you understand how to read your work. The focus of the last class will be on reviewing common mistakes and executing basic fixes.
Skills required: Must know how to knit and purl. Skill level of at least an advanced beginner recommended.
Pre-work: Using larger needles in 16 inch length, Cast on 70 sts for worsted or 60 sts for chunky yarn to begin a practice swatch. Switch to larger needles and knit one round.