Patterned Brioche

JC Briar

Thursday PM

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.

Skill Level: Basic knitting skills; no experience knitting brioche required

Material fee: $0

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Student Supplies: Smooth, plain, worsted-weight yarn; size US 6 (4 mm) needles; crochet hook, roughly
US size G/6 (4 mm)

Homework: None