This is a two day, 10 hour workshop in brioche knitting. The first morning introduces the very simplest one color brioche rib knitting with a scark knit with super bulky weight yarn. In the afternoon you’ll learn two color brioche rib in the round, with pointers on how to fix mistakes. On the second morning, we move on to increases and decreases in brioche knitting; these create the beautiful whale tail and gull patterning on your hat or cowl. In the afternoon we’ll have time for open knitting and as needed discussions on mistakes and moving forward.
Michele Lee Bernstein, PDXKnitterati, is a knitting designer and teacher. She loves designing accessories, and uses interesting techniques to make small objects sing. Michele loves teaching knitters to be the boss of their knitting! She teaches for Vogue Knitting Live, guild meetings, retreats, and local shops. Her book, Brioche Knit Love combines her love for teaching and designing. Michele blogs about knitting, food, and music at PDXKnitterati.com.
• One light colored and one dark colored worsted weight yarn, 100 grams each (example: Malabrigo Rios)
• 16" US 6 circular needle
• stitch markers
A row counter is helpful, too. (You can use a 24" needle for cowl, but it may be tight, depending on your gauge)
• Whale Watch Cap and Cowl pattern