Wednesdays, December 4 & 11, 5:30-7:30pm • $65
Teachers: Elizabeth Mamantov
Have you ever admired a beautiful, colorful, highly textured brioche pattern but thought it was out of your crafting reach? This class can help! Have you never heard of brioche but want to learn a fun and addictive new knitting technique? Come learn with us! “Brioche Basics” will teach you the basics of the brioche stitch and help you get started on your first brioche project. You’ll learn both one-color and two-color brioche, which Lizzie will demonstrate using both the Continental (picking) and the British (throwing) knitting styles. Once you’ve made some practice swatches, you’ll start a simple brioche cowl in one or two colors, using a pattern that Lizzie will provide.
Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with the following: the long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, binding off, slipping stitches, moving yarn to the front or back of the work, and working in the round.
• Two skeins of Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool Worsted or Berroco Vintage Worsted (or any smooth worsted weight wool), purchased from Spun, in two colors. Pick contrasting colors that you like together and would like to use in a project.
• 16” size US8 circular needles
• 16” size US10 circular needles
• Stitch markers
• Darning or tapestry needle
Maximum number of students: 7