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Focus on working patterned brioche in a single color

Instructor: JC Briar

Take plain brioche rib, mix in some increases and decreases, and what do you get? Gorgeous patterning! Leaves and branches, feathers and faux cables: all created by increasing from one stitch to three (or five!) and decreasing from three (or five!) to one. Take this class to learn how to work these magic increases and decreases, to minimize bulk at the decrease points, and to choose the right decrease for the effect you want. Focus on working patterned brioche in a single color, avoiding the fuss of dealing with a second color. No prior brioche experience is necessary – you’ll pick up tips for forming the fabric, following instructions, fixing mistakes, and casting on and binding off effectively. And you’ll walk away with the start of a reversible scarf.

Experience Level: Intermediate Beginner: Basic knitting skills; no experience knitting brioche required.

What to bring: Smooth, plain, worsted-weight yarn; size US 6 (4 mm) needles; crochet hook roughly US size G/6 (4 mm).

Material Fee: $25.00

Class Fee: $75.00

Class Size: Limited to 25

About Your Instructor:

A self-confessed “technique freak” and “skill junkie”, JC dabbles in all kinds of knitting, but has a special fondness for textured knitting and novel construction techniques.  If it involves lace, cables, or seamless construction, it’s sure to catch her eye.  She shares her enthusiasm by teaching at shops and fiber festivals, and through her book Charts Made Simple.  Her latest venture is Stitch-Maps.com, a website for viewing and creating grid-free charts of unparalleled fluidity, authenticity, and beauty.

Member Discount:

Twisted Strait Fibers members will receive a 10% discount off the event price.

Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite at: Patterned Brioche