Learn the Brioche Stitch
Create lofty, textured fabric using Brioche Stitch, which resembles ribbing but with much more depth and many more possibilities. We'll knit a swatch (which can be the start of scarf) in basic, one-color brioche stitch. Then we'll start a cowl in two-color Brioche Stitch creating a richly textured and reversible fabric.
Materials to bring to class:
- 30(300) yards of a smooth worsted or aran weight yarn for swatch (scarf)
- 100 yards each of 2 contrasting colors of a smooth worsted or aran weight for a cowl.
- 16" circular knitting needles AND another set of straight or circular needles in US sizes 6-9 (1-2 sizes smaller than that recommended for your yarn)
- stitch marker
Prerequisites: You should be comfortable casting on, working in the round, knitting, and purling.
Homework: Loosely cast on 70 stitches on 16" circular needles, join into the round, and work four rounds garter stitch: [purl 1 round, knit 1 round] twice