CLASS: Brioche Basics with Adriana

CLASS: Brioche Basics with Adriana

Regular price $50.00

Brioche is a style of ribbing that creates a delightfully fluffy, richly textured knitted fabric. Great for sweaters, hats and cowls, brioche is great for creating garments with a bit more depth or two-color ribbing. 

For those new to brioche, though, the written instructions for creating this fabric can feel intimidating. Moreover, the technique varies slightly depending on whether you're knitting brioche flat or in the round, and with two colors or one. 

If you've ever wanted to learn to knit brioche -- perhaps because you saw a beautiful pattern that employs this technique for some or all of the garment -- but felt confused or overwhelmed when you got started, this class is for you. 

We'll start with a discussion of brioche gauge -- how and why it can be so different from stockinette gauge in the same yarn -- and how to create a basic, one-color brioche worked flat. Then we'll discuss working in the round, and adding a second color for both flat and in-the-round projects. By the end of this course, you'll be able to tackle whatever one- or two-color brioche project you encounter (and maybe even ready to start creating some holiday gifts in this lustrous fabric)! 

Instructor: Adriana Klompus

Supplies Needed: 
  • worsted or aran weight yarn in 2 colors
  • a stitch marker
  • a 24" circular needle 2-3 sizes smaller than the size you'd typically use for that yarn (in this case, a size 4 US/3.5 mm, 5 US/3.75 mm, or 6 US/4.0 mm will work well)
Skill Level: Intermediate- students need to know how to knit, purl, k2tog, p2tog and yarn over. 

Class Size:  Maximum 6 students (minimum 2 students)

  • Session 1 - 7/12: Brioche basics - Brioche gauge; 1-color brioche flat; 1-color brioche in the round - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Session 2 - 7/19: 2-color brioche in-the round; 2 color brioche flat - 11:30am - 1:30 pm 

Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel, we ask that you contact us a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. If you cancel less than 72 hours in advance your class fee will be forfeited.